The feature also talked about writer-poet Sylvia Plath; Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells were taken from her body without permission and led to a medical revolution; Margaret Abbott, the first American woman to win an Olympic championship; transgender pioneer Marsha P Johnson; Ada Lovelace
, a gifted mathematician credited as the first computer programmer; photographer Diane Arbus and feminist poet Qiu Jin, among others.
Yet, when we trace the history of the industry, before all the software, even before all the hardware, back when it was all just an idea, we would find a brilliant mathematician who just so happened to be a woman: Ada Lovelace
(Emerald Fennell) is a mathematician, and Victoria is a little suspicious of a female mathematician.
His young assistant, mathematician Ada Lovelace
, realized the potential for this first computer, and she wrote a series of notes that contained the first algorithms for its operation.
The world's first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace
, had speculated in the 1800s that an "engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity".
RECENTLY STUDENTS AT FARRINGDON were given the fantastic opportunity to see a performance about Ada Lovelace
, the woman who wrote the world's first complex algorithm in 1843 and then was written out of history.
A Galaxy Of Her Own is all about the contributions women have made to advance scientific knowledge - from mathematicians Ada Lovelace
and Katherine Johnson, to geologist Frances Westall and aerospace engineer Anita Sengupta.
A GALAXY Of Her Own tells how women have contributed to advance scientific knowledge - from mathematicians Ada Lovelace
and Katherine Johnson, to geologist Frances Westall, aerospace engineer Anita Sengupta and expert seamstresses Ellie Foraker, Madeleine Ivory, Bert Pilkenton and Cecil Webb, who designed and made the suits the astronauts wore for lunar missions.
1842 -- Ada Lovelace
envisions how a calculating machine "might act upon other things besides number[s]"--for example, composing music.
Inspiring Woman or Girl: Ada Lovelace
[Editor: English math whiz who designed a "computer"] .
Isaacson's accessible narrative chronicles the lives and technological achievements of such notables as Ada Lovelace
, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Alan Turing, and many others.
From the pioneering work of Ada Lovelace
and Charles Babbage to the visionary Tim Berners-Lee, the UK has always been at the forefront of digital innovation.