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"Prof. Noether's lectures (she is a woman--a member of a noted mathematical family) are also excellent .... Prof. Noether thinks fast and talks faster. As one listens, one must also think fast--and that is always excellent training. Furthermore, thinking fast is one of the joys of mathematics." - Saunders MacLane, then a student at Gottingen, to his mother.

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Emmy Noether
Saunders MacLane
Thursday, December 8, 1831