A chemistry professor, writer, speaker and activist in the US
Who is she?
A French mathematician, physicist and philosopher 📚
The first woman to ever receive an award from the French Academy of Science, in 1816🏆. She had a significant impact on number theory🔢
Her work on elastic surface turned out to be very valuable during the construction of the Eiffel Tower🗼
Why is she in the spotlight?
Before being acknowledged in the academic world as a woman and as an oustanding mathematician, from 1794 to 1807, she would use the nickname Antoine Auguste Le Blanc 😉
She had to use a masculine nickname👨 in the 18th century, just like female gamers in the 21st century 🎮