Scarce Copy of the First Woman's Doctoral Thesis in Germany, "Algebraic group-theoretical studies on spherical trigonometry" (1895)
BookFirst female Ph.D. in Germany. Gottingen, Germany: 1895. Grace Chisolm's German language doctoral dissertation "Algebraic group-theoretical studies on spherical trigonometry" at the University of Gottingen made her the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in any field from a German university, and it led her to a fruitful research career that culminated in the Gamble Prize in Mathematics largely for her essay On infinite derivatives (1915). Scarce.
Due to restrictions on women's higher education in England, Englishwoman Grace Chisolm took her research abroad, attending the most rigorous mathematical program in Europe and becoming the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in any field from a German university. At Gottingen, Chisolm studied under Felix Klein, one of the foremost mathematicians at the time. Chisolm was awarded her Ph.D at the young age of 27. Chisolm's 1895 German dissertation "Algebraic group-theoretical studies on spherical trigonometry" is 73 pages and has detailed mathematical figures. Soft covers. Green by spine. No outer cover page. As of March 2023, just two copies held in American institutions, as per OCLC Worldcat.
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