AWM Emmy Noether Centennial Symposium

March 16 – 19, 1982

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

The Association for Women in Mathematics held this symposium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Emmy Noether, who taught at Bryn Mawr College for two years. The Symposium occurred immediately after the 793rd Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, which was held at Bryn Mawr College that year. The Organizing Committee included Michael Artin, Israel N. Herstein, Rhonda Hughes (chair), Alice Schafer, Martha K. Smith, and Bhama Srinivasan. The symposium was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program for the conference appeared in the February 1982 issue of the Notices of the AMS.


All lectures will be presented in Goodhart Hall


  • 8:00 p.m. Brauer factor sets, Noetherian factor  sets, and crossed products. NATHAN JACOBSEN, Yale University


  • 9:00 a.m. Noether’s work in Galois theory. RICHARD SWAN, University of Chicago
  • 10:30 a.m. Noether normalization. JUDITH SALLY, Northwestern University
  • 1:15 p.m. The explicit description of moduli spaces since Noether’s work on ternary quartics. DAVID MUMFORD, Harvard University
  • 2:30 p.m. Poisson-Plancherel formula for Lie groups. MICHELE VERGNE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 8:15 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION: Emmy Noether at Erlangen, Göttingen, and Bryn Mawr. Members of the panel are Marguerite Lehr, Ruth McKee, Gottfried Noether, Grace Quinn, and Olga Taussky-Todd.


  • 9:30 a.m. Conservation laws and their application in global differential geometry. KAREN UHLENBECK, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
  • 11:00 a.m. Some non-commutative methods in number theory. OLGA TAUSSKY-TODD, California Institute of Technology
  • 1:30 p.m. The classification of finite simple groups and some consequences. WALTER FEIT, Yale University
  • 3:00 p.m. L2-cohomology and intersection homology of some arithmetic varieties. ARMAND BOREL, Institute for Advanced Study