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First post, Emmy Noether

I’ve been debating for some time what to write about in my first post. As luck would have it, I discovered this recent New York Times article about Emmy Noether. Not that discovering the article was hard; it’s currently first on the list of “most emailed” articles.

I’m completely in agreement with Ransom Stephens, who said, “You can make a strong case that her theorem is the backbone on which all of modern physics is built.” Noether’s Theorem really does provide the organizing principle that underlies the Standard Model of particle physics.

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