I realize that this is a physics blog, so we have a very skewed audience here, but I’m curious: How many of you have ever heard of Noether’s Theorem or Emmy Noether? No cheating and looking it up. This is for science!
p.s. Thursday or Friday I’ll be doing an Ask a Physicist column on “What happened before the big bang?” It’ll be heavily excerpted from the User’s Guide, and even more heavily speculative.