Publication Date

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Jing Zhang, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Andrius Tamulis, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Victor Akatsa, Ph.D.


In the early 1900s a rising star in the mathematics world was emerging. I will discuss her life as a female mathematician and the struggles she faced being a rebel in her time. I will also take an in depth look at some of her contributions to the mathematics and science community . Her work in algebra and more specifically, ring theory, are said to be foundations for much of the work done since then. Her developments in abstract algebra helped to unify topology, geometry, logic and linear algebra. Also, Noether's theorem is a widely used theorem in physics along with many other contributions is noteworthy. In short, I will discuss the life of Amalie Emmy Noether and give an in depth analysis of her contribution to ring theory and its application to other mathematics disciplines.