Mathematics is an amazing and beautiful intellectual creation, one of the human race's deepest endeavors. The world around us, and the future world we are creating, is woven through with mathematics—from the symmetry groups of Navajo weavings, to the airflow around a flapping bird’s wing, to the security of global computer networks. Topology, geometry, prime numbers, probability. Mathematics is full of unsolved problems and mind-bending concepts and the Mathematics Department at Dartmouth is a place to learn about and investigate these ideas.
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Marie-Sophie Germain (1776-1831)
Germain proved the first case of Fermat’s Last Theorem for all odd prime numbers less than 100. Her proof used prime numbers of the form q=2p+1, where p is prime; such a prime q is now known as a Sophie Germain prime.
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