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Marie-Sophie Germain
Marie-Sophie Germain
Born (1776-04-01)1 April 1776
Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Died 27 June 1831(1831-06-27) (aged 55)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for Elasticity theory and number theory (e.g. Sophie Germain prime numbers)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician, physicist, and philosopher
Academic advisors Carl Friedrich Gauss (epistolary correspondent)
Other name: Auguste Antoine Le Blanc

Marie-Sophie Germain (April 1, 1776June 27, 1831) was a French mathematician who made important contributions to differential geometry and number theory.

The Sophie Germain prime and Crater Germain on Venus are named after her.

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