Coffee with Emmy Noether

Aedan Gardill's avatar Aedan Gardill

This piece, painted in coffee to mimic the original sepia image, celebrates Emmy Noether, one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. Albert Einstein once wrote that she was "the most significant mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began." _ Born in Germany in 1882, Emmy overcame many obstacles to study and teach mathematics. Hardly any universities wanted to admit women into their doctorate programs, but Emmy fought her way to gain an education. However, after she graduated, she was denied teaching positions at her university. After many years of voluntarily lecturing, she began earning a small salary. Her outstanding intellect caught the eye of colleagues of Albert Einstein, and they asked her to join them. She continued to teach and make great contributions to mathematics and physics. Hopefully her name will become as common as Albert Einstein.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Coffee on paper
  • Width: 18 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 23 inches