## A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Kovalevskaya Top – Scientific American Blog Network

December 14, 2019## Sofya Kovalevskaya – Wikipedia

December 14, 2019https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofya_Kovalevskaya

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Sofya Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (Russian: Софья Васильевна Ковалевская), born Sofya Vasilyevna Korvin-Krukovskaya (15 January [O.S. 3 January] 1850 – 10 February 1891), was a Russian mathematician who made noteworthy contributions to analysis, partial differential equations and mechanics. She was a pioneer for women in mathematics around the world

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## Sophie Germain – Wikipedia

December 14, 2019https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain

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When Germain’s correspondence with Gauss ceased, she took interest in a contest sponsored by the Paris Academy of Sciences concerning Ernst Chladni’s experiments with vibrating metal plates.[30] The object of the competition, as stated by the Academy, was “to give the

mathematical theory of the vibration of an elastic surface and to compare the theory to experimental evidence”. Lagrange’s comment that a solution to the problem would require the invention of a new branch of analysis deterred all but two contestants, Denis Poisson and Germain. Then Poisson was elected to the Academy, thus becoming a judge instead of a contestant,[31] and leaving Germain as the only entrant to the competition.[32]

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Also, story about Gauss!

## Ernst Chladni – Wikipedia

December 14, 2019https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Chladni

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December 11, 2019https://q.bio/

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