Sunday, 26 July 2009

Interesting lady: Émilie du Châtelet

Name : Émilie du Châtelet

Real name: Émilie de Breteuil

Title: Marquise du Châtelet

Date of Birth: December 17,1706

Nationality: French

Job: mathematician, writer, physicist, translator... in a word, scientist.

Main works: Dissertation sur la nature et la propagation du feu (1737), Lessons in Physics (1740) and translation into French, together with her own comments, of Newton's Principia Mathematica. In her research she introduced notions that would soo lead researchers to the concept of conservation of energy.

Links and more at Wikipedia

"The scientist that history forgot"
an article by David Bodanis at The Guardian

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