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Kovalevskaya was born on January 15, 1850, in Moscow.
When Sofia was about six years old, her father retired from the army and the family moved to live in a castle near the Lithuanian border.
Sofia had to overcome a lot of discrimination as a female mathematician but she persisted and began teaching at the University of Stockholm.
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 Sofia Kovalevskaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
As the child of a Russian family of minor nobility, Sofia was raised in plush surroundings.
In July of 1874, Sofia Kovalevskaya was granted a Ph.D. from the University of Gottingen.
In her paper, Sofia developed the theory for an unsymmetrical body where the center of its mass is not on an axis in the body.
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 Sofia Kovalevskaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sofia Kovalevsky was the middle child of Vasily Korvin-Krukovsky, an artillery general, and Velizaveta Shubert, both well-educated members of the Russian nobility.
Sofia was educated by tutors and governess's in St. Petersburg and joined her family's social circle which included the author Dostoevsky.
In 1886, Kovalevskaya was given the Prix Bordin award by the French Academy of Sciences for her paper on the study of a rigid body.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)
Sofia was a strong willed youngster and there are stories of her resorting to her fists when she did not get her own way, this strong character would help her later in life as she faced many obstacles, not least the prejudices against women in society.
While Sofia's learning was blossoming her sister was becoming acquainted with many young women in nihilist circles and was beginning to entertain ideas of a university education herself, even though she had not received the formal training necessary to embark on one.
Sofia duly obliged and produced three dissertations for them of a standard so high that she was not required to defend them or to sit an exam, as was the usual procedure.
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 Kovalevskaya biography
Sofia was educated by tutors and governesses, lived first at Palabino, the Krukovsky country estate, then in St. Petersburg, and joined her family's social circle which included the author Dostoevsky.
This marriage caused problems for Sofia and, throughout its fifteen years, it was a source of intermittent sorrow, exasperation and tension and her concentration was broken by her frequent quarrels and misunderstandings with her husband.
Kovalevskaya's last published work was a short article Sur un théorème de M. Bruns in which she gave a new, simpler proof of Bruns' theorem on a property of the potential function of a homogeneous body.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Biographies/Kovalevskaya.html   (1244 words)

 Russian History, SOFIA VASILYEVNA KOVALEVSKAYA: chronology, Bright Persons, Great Events, Historical link and books
Sofia was educated by tutors and governesses, lived first at Palabino, the Krukovsky country estate, then in St.Petersburg, and joined her family's social circle which included the author Dostoevsky.
Kovalevskaya's further research on this subject won a prize from the Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1889, and in the same year, on the initiative of Chebyshev, Kovalevskaya was elected a corresponding member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences.
Kovalevskaya's last published work was a short article Sur un theoreme de M. Bruns in which she gave a new, simpler proof of Bruns' theorem on a property of the potential function of a homogeneous body.
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 Fachhochschule Lübeck
1891 Sofia Kovalevskaya arrives in Stockholm from her travels ill, and dies of pneumonia on 29 January, at the age of 41.
Sofia Kovalevskaya modified her name in each country that she lived.
Sofia Kovalevskaya attains international esteem, by receiving the Prix Bordin for her work on the movement of rigid bodies around a fixed point.
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 SVK LiteraryWork
Kovalevskaya, as is her trademark, places the story within the wider context of the social problems of the time and place.
Kovalevskaya tells the story of a girl who is taking a holiday in Nice after her studies in Russia.
Kovalevskaya discusses her mathematical work and requests that she be granted a degree without an oral examination as she is uncomfortable in spoken German.
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 Gallery - Сайт, посвященный американской актрисе Анджелине Джоли ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sofia Kovalevskaya was destined to become a woman of great strengths, and the contributions she made to mathematics promise to be enduring ones.
Sofia was attracted to mathematics at a very young age.
Sofia was forced to marry so that she could go abroad to study.
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 Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya
Sofia was destined to become a woman of great strengths veiled by great vulnerabilities, and the contributions she made to mathematics promise to be enduring ones.
Kovalevskaya's paper is assured of a permanent glory because it completes a program implicit in the works of Euler and Lagrange - to solve in an analytic manner the equations of motion.
Her last published work was a short article Sur un théorème de M. Bruns in which she gave a new, simpler proof of Bruns' theorem on a property of the potential function of a homogeneous body.
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 Sofia Kovalevskaya
Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (born January 15, 1850 in Moscow, died February 10, 1891 in Stockholm.) was a Russian Mathematician and a student of Karl Weierstrass in Berlin.
In 1881 she was appointed professor at Stockholm University, the first woman in Europe to become a professor.
Contributed to the understanding of partial differential equations.
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 Wiestrass and Kovalevski
Sofia Kovalevskaya was born in the 1800's to a noble Russian family.
Sofia Kovalevskaya was born on January 15, 1850 in Moscow Russia to a family of nobility.
Sofia realized that the only way she would be able to pursue higher education in mathematics was to get married.
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 Dr. Cordula Tollmien Sofja Kowalewskaja (Polyakhova)
Sofia Kovalevskaya is honoured by names of lunar crater and minor planet (asteroid): minor planet (NMP)"1859 Kovalevskaya" discovered in 1972, September, 4th, in Nautchny-Observatory in Crimea (former USSR), and preliminary numbered as 1972 RS2, is named by its discoverer L.V. Zhuravleva after this famous russian woman.
Kovalevskaya found a third completely integrable case, in which the moments of inertia of the body are related by a particular way and when integration is done by means of hyperelliptic functions of time.
Kovalevskaya studies Laplace's results in planetary rings stability and finds out that his conclusion about the elliptic shape of a rotating thorus-like ring cross-section is not enough exact and can be consider as the first order solution only.
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 candace: sofia kovalevskaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
In January of 1850, Sofia Kovalevskaya was born in Moscow to minor Russian nobility.
Undeterred, Sofia married a young paleontologist called Vladimir Kovalevsky in 1868, when the two of them immediately set off for universities on the continent, he to Vienna and she to Germany.
Maxim asked Sofia to give up her position and Stockholm to move away to Paris with him and be his wife, but Sofia wouldn't do it.
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 Sonya Vasilievna Kovalevskaya Biography
Kovalevskaya and her husband decided to consummate their relationship, and Kovalevskaya's only child, Sofia, was born in 1878.
Kovalevskaya returned to her study of mathematics and through the efforts of a friend and fellow student of Weierstrass, Gosta Mittag-Leffler, Kovalevskaya was offered a position at Stockholm University as a privatdozent (a licensed lecturer who could receive payment from students but not from the university) in 1884.
Kovalevskaya died in 1891 of influenza when she was only 41 years old, at the height of her mathematical career.
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 Kovalevskaya, Sofia (1850-1891) -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
In Heidelberg, Kovalevskaya received a special authorization to attend the lectures without being officially a student, since matriculation was not permitted for women.
However, Weierstrass was unable to find Kovalevskaya an academic position because she was a woman, so she returned to Russia and settled in St. Petersburg, her husband's home town, upon completion of her doctorate.
During the next six years she devoted herself entirely to her family (her daughter Fufa was born in 1878), to scientific journalism and to the promotion of women's right to higher education, while she completely neglected research.
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Sofia Kovalevskaya, not only a great mathematician but also a feminist in the 19th century, was born in 1850 in a Russian family of minor nobility.
Not a happy child, Sofia was under the care of a strict governess who tried to turn the young child into a noble lady.
In this paper, Kovalevskaya presented her theory for an unsymmetrical body where the centre of its mass is not on an axis in the body.
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 Sofia Kovalevskaya info here at en.53of100b.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
One of its central characters may or may not be based on the mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya; the former German culture minister, Michael Naumann, alleged he'd assisted Pynchon in conducting research on her.
Kovalevskaya had a crush on Fyodor Dostoevsky 'n practiced her favourite piano work, Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, to receive her attention, but he was locused on the first sister Anna 'n he very doubtless contemplated to her.
Kovalevskaya died of influenza, abstruse by pneumonia, in Stockholm 'n is interred there in the Norra begravningsplatsen.
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Much later, I learned that Sofia Kovalevskaya had received the 1888 award of the French Academy of Science for her solution of the classical problem of the rotation of a rigid body about a fixed point.
Sofia gave the general concept to the play and formed the main four characters, while the text of the play was actually written by her friend.
Anya and Dostoyevsky must certainly have influenced Sofia to develop the talent of a novelist and playwright, alongside with her talents for mathematics and mechanics...
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Tyrtov argued with Sofia's father that she should be encouraged to study mathematics further but it was everal years later that he permitted Sofia to take private lessons.
The paper on the reduction of abelian integrals to simpler elliptic integrals is of less importance but it consisted of a skilled series of manipulations which showed her complete command of Weierstrass's theory.
Kovalevskaya entered and, in 1886, was awarded the Prix Bordin for her paper Mémoire sur un cas particulier du problème de le rotation d'un corps pesant autour d'un point fixe, ou l'intégration s'effectue à l'aide des fonctions ultraelliptiques du temps.
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 sofia kovalevskaya
Sophia Kovalevskaya's life makes quite an extraordinary story - not only because she was an extremely able mathematician, but also because she fought for her right to study mathematics at a time when university studies were not available to women.
Despite this doctorate and letters of strong recommendation from her teacher who himself was a famous mathematician, Kovalevskaya was unable to obtain an acadmic position for long time.
In 1884 however she got a position at the University of Stockholm, and in June 1889 became the first woman since physicist Laura Bassi and Maria Gaetana Agnesi to hold a chair at a European university.
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 Women in Science: HER-STORY: THEN
Sofia was introduced to math by her uncle.
So the practical Sofia entered into a marriage of convenience allowing her to travel and pursue her studies.
She left behind ten groundbreaking papers, mathematical physics, and an invention called the Kovalevskaya top...still used to study the dynamics of motion.
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 References - Sofia Kovalevskaya
Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (January 15, 1850—February 10, 1891) was a Russian mathematician and a student of Karl Weierstrass in Berlin.
Kovalevskaya had a crush on Fyodor Dostoevsky and practiced his favourite piano work, Ludwig van Beethovens Piano Sonata No. 8 (Beethoven), to get his attention, but he was focussed on the older sister Anna and he very probably proposed to her.
Some came from her father, accidentally, he had studied calculus in the army, and when they ran short of proper wallpaper for one house, used his old notes instead.
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 February 17, 1869
I would like to react to Sofia’s writing in my journal and hand mine down with hers so that the future may be able to discern my sense of place through the same process that I can feel my distant relative, Sofia’s.
This experience is, I think, what Sofia was trying to communicate in her journal and what I have learned by observing a similar structure on my own campus.
Sofia is teaching me that there is definite value in preserving the past, but its value’s true nature isn’t always so easy to articulate.
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 Sofia Sofia Has First. "on-sky" Tests! Photons From Star Seen By Sofia Telescope And Hipo Instrument.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sofia Gubaidulina was born in Chistopol in the Tatar Republic of the Soviet Union.
SOFIA is an airborne observatory that will study the universe in this contribution to science progress, SOFIA will be a major factor in.
SOFIA will host a complement of scientists, computer engineers, graduate students, and educators on nightlong research missions.
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 Moopuna: Term Papers on Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya
Sofia was educated by tutors and governesses in her family's country estate in Palabino and St. Petersburg.
When Sofia was 11 years old, her nursery walls were covered with the pages of Ostrogradski's lecture notes on differential and integral analysis.
By the age of 24, Sofia had already written three papers on partial differential equations, abelian integrals, and Saturn's rings that were all deemed worthy of a doctorate.
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 Outline of the Life of Sofia Kovalevsky:
One woman who fought the social standards of her society in order to study the subject she desired was Sofia Kovalevskaya.
Sofia Krukovsky Kovalevskaya, often called Sonya by close friends and family, was born into an aristocratic family in Moscow in 1850.
Vladimir, a twenty-six year old university student studying geology, became mesmerized with Sofia, and in September of 1868, they were married.
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