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Sophie Germain's Timeline

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Sophie germain's
TIMEline April 1, 1776
Sophie Germain was
born. 1794
When Germain was 18,
The Ecole Polytechnique
opened. As a woman She
was barred from attending. 1795
Germains
bestfriended
students,
and obtained
their lecture notes. 1798
Germain first became interested in
Number theory, afer she studied the
work, she opened correspondence with
Adrien Marie Legrende on Number theory. November 1, 1804
Gauss discussed Disquitiones,
and presented some of Germain's
work Fermat's Last theorem. 1807
The french were occupying the Germain town
of Braunschweig, were Gauss lived. Germain, concerned that he might suffer the fate of
Archimedes, wrote to General Pernety, a family
friend, requesting that he ensure Gauss safety. At the same year 1807
The Letter that Sophie claimed
that if x to the n power + y to the
n power is of the form h to the 2
power + nf to the 2 power, then
x + y is also that form. 1809
The Letters ceased. At the same year 1809
Germain began work, Legendre assisted by
giving her equations, references, and current
reasearch. 1813
Germains anonymouse submission was still
littered with mathematical errors, especially
involving double integrals, and it received
only an honorable mention. And in this time
she consulted Poisson. 1814
Poisson published his own work
on Elasticity, and did not acknow-
ledge Germains help. 1815
After the Elasticity contest,
the academy offered a prize
for a proof of Fermat's last
theorem. January 8, 1816
Germain became the first woman to
win a prize from the Paris academy
of science. 1821
Germain published her own prize
winning essay at her own expenses. 1826
She submitted a revised version
of her 1821 essay. 1821
Germain knew she had Breast Cancer,
to despite the pain she continued to
work. 1831
One further work of Germain's on Elasticity
was published posthumously. June 27, 1831
Sophie Germain died in the house
at13 rue de Savoie. She was buried
at Pere Lachaise Cemetery at Paris,
France.
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