Sophie Germain

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  • WHERE SOPHIE WAS BORN AND LIVED
  • FAMILY FACTS
  • EDUCATION
  • Marie- Sophie Germain was born April 1, 1776. She grew up in a house in Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France.
  • PERSONAL LIFE
  • Sophie's parents were Marie-Madeleine Germain and Ambroise-Francois Germain. She had a younger sister named Angelique-Ambroise Germian. Her father was a rich silk merchant or a rich goldsmith.
  • WHAT SHE IS FAMOUS FOR
  • Numbers and Elasticity
  • Marie-Sophie's went to École Polytechnique for her education.
  • HOW WE USE WHAT SHE'S FOR TODAY
  • Sophie never got married. She also never had kids.
  • Hey big sis!
  • Sophie is famous for her theory of numbers and elasticity. " She battled against the social prejudices of the era and a lack of formal training in order to become a celebrated mathematician. She is best known for her work in number theory, but her work in the theory of elasticity is also very important to mathematics." She is also famous for the elasticity theory, differential geometry, and number theory; e.g. Sophie Germain prime numbers(https://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/germain.htm)
  • We use her theory all the time. "Search Results In number theory, Sophie Germain's theorem is a statement about the divisibility of solutions to the equation xp + yp = zp of Fermat's Last Theorem for odd prime p."(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain's_theorem)
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