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"50 Most Important Women in Science," by Kathy A. Svitil. Discover, November 2002.

Ingrid Daubechies, Professor of Mathematics and Applied and ComputationalMathematics, Princeton University, is the only mathematician profiled in thisarticle. Her wavelets are used by scientists and engineers for datacompression and encryption. A sidebar article, "Fame Passed Them By," profilessome women scientists who were not always credited for their contributions:Emmy Noether (1882-1935) devised a theorem that Einstein later acknowledgedhelped him formulate his general theory of relativity.

--- Annette Emerson