Women In STEAM Fields

Émilie du Châtelet


Natural Philosopher, Mathematician, Physicist, and Author. Her paper, Dissertation sur la nature et la propagation du feu, predicted what is today known as infrared radiation and the nature of light. One of her most recognized achievements was her translation of and commentary on Isaac Newton's book Principia containing basic laws of physics, including her own notes, examples, derivations, and clarifications of Newton’s writing. The book helped French scientists understand and build upon Newton’s ideas. More…