"Diving Into Math with Emmy Noether"

Noether was one of the first women to teach at a German university. She solved one of the issues in Einstein's general theory of relativity.

The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce that an English-language version of the play will be performed on Sep 26, 2023 at 7 p.m. in Coffman Memorial Theater. Associated events are being planned to showcase the mathematical, scientific, and philosophical impact of Emmy Noether’s legacy.

Emily Noether

Emmy Noether (1882-1935) was one of the most influential mathematicians of the last century. Her works and teachings left a lasting mark on modern algebra, opening new avenues for a new structural perspective in mathematics. Noether was also one of the first women to gain the right to teach at a German university. She acquired that certification on June 4, 1919, after submitting a thesis in which she solved one of the central problems in Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Her two celebrated theorems relating symmetries of variational problems and conservation laws of the field equations form the cornerstone of modern physical theories and beyond.

To celebrate the centenary of this event and the career of a unique personality in the history of mathematics, the ensemble Portrait Theater Vienna has produced this biographical play, based on historical documents and events.

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Please direct questions about the event to mathdept@umn.edu.

Start date
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, 7 p.m.
End date
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, 9 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union, Theater
300 Washington Avenue SE