# Arithmetic and Memorial Practices by and Around Sophie Germain in the 19th Century

@inproceedings{Boucard2020ArithmeticAM, title={Arithmetic and Memorial Practices by and Around Sophie Germain in the 19th Century}, author={Jenny Boucard}, year={2020} }

Sophie Germain (1776–1831) is an emblematic example of a woman who produced mathematics in the first third of the nineteenth century. Self-taught, she was recognised for her work in the theory of elasticity and number theory. After some biographical elements, I will focus on her contribution to number theory in the context of the mathematical practices and social positions of the mathematicians of her time. I will then analyse some receptions and uses of Germain’s life and scientific work under…

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