In A Lady Mathematician, the distinguished mathematician and physicist, Yvonne Choquet–Bruhat, at the urging of her children, recounts and reflects upon various key events and people from her life — first childhood memories of France, then schooling, followed by graduate studies, and finally her continuous research in the mathematics of General Relativity and other fundamental physical fields. She recalls conversations, collaborations and even arguments shared with many great scientists, including her experiences with Albert Einstein. She also describes some of her numerous trips around the world, spurred by a passion for travel, beauty and mathematics. At once reflective, enlightening and bittersweet, this book allows readers a look into the life and thought processes of an esteemed female academic.
Good Daddy, Aunt Mary, Mame and Tonton
Childhood and Adolescence
Life in Montaigne
A New Life, America
First Years in Antony 1965–1968
After the Reform 1968–1979
Life Continues 1979–1990
A I'I.H.E.S 2003–?
Far Away Travels
Our House in Dammartin
Readership: The general public, academics and students with a specific interest in the life of Yvonne Choquet–Bruhat and/or a general interest in the life of an accomplished mathematician and theoretical physicist.