Category: Research and Discovery

Emmy Noether and Abstract Algebra

Emmy Noether, theoretical mathematician

Cosmos explores the life of Emmy Noether (1882-1935), who practice theoretical mathematics during a time when “the scientific establishment worked hard to keep women out.” Although she worked as an unpaid assistant until 1922, she theorized with the best of…

Jennifer Doudna, Biologist and Ethicist

Jennifer Doudna with a model of CRISPR (model of molecules, RNA, DNA)

Jennifer Doudna’s TED talk is an amazing call for the world to talk about the implications of her new technology, and how it should be used. What does it mean that we can edit our genome—for better and for worse?…