Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), was the greatest woman mathematician of the XIXth century. She got her PhD at University of Göttingen, Germany (1874) under Karl Weierstrass and made original contributions to analysis, partial differential equations and mechanics. Sofia Kovalevskaya was the first woman ever appointed to a full professorship (Stockholm University, Sweden 1889).
Amalie Emmy Noether (1882-1935) was one of the most important women in the history of mathematics. She got her PhD in University of Erlangen, Germany (1907) under Paul Gordon and made fundamental contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics.
This lecture will highlight the major events in their remarkable lives and their scientific legacy.