Friday, February 14, 2014

Women in science: Emilie, Marquise du Chatelet

This exquisite article by Michelle Legro tells the story of the love and collaboration relationship between the French philosopher Voltaire and a French lady who was also a gifted mathematician, Emilie, Marquise du Chatelet.

The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician