Amelie Emmy Noether was a trailblazing scientist and mathematician who refused to accept that women should not join the pursuit of knowledge.
Born in Germany in 1882, Emmy Noether faced countless obstacles. Not allowed to enroll in university because she was a woman, she audited mathematics classes and finally received her PhD in 1907. She taught without pay or title until 1919, and was forced out of academia by the Nazis in 1933. She fled to the United States and taught at Princeton until her death two years later.
Noether did foundational work in abstract algebra, creating a breakthrough theorem that connects conservation laws with symmetries in nature. Albert Einstein regarded her as the most important woman in the history of mathematics. A genius who would not sit on the sidelines, her theorem continues to underpin much of modern physics.
In honour of Noether’s genius and legacy, each year in the fall Perimeter Institute invites applications for Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships from outstanding theoretical physicists who wish to pursue research at the institute while on leave from their faculty positions at home institutes.
Perimeter Institute promotes an inclusive, welcoming culture and a family-friendly workplace. The Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships are central to Perimeter Institute's initiatives to support female physicists. The Fellowships provide financial and organizational support to those who are selected each year.
Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships provide opportunities to pursue your research in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. Fellows are encouraged to collaborate, take part in workshops and conferences, teach or mentor students in the Perimeter Scholars International master's program, and to enjoy the productive atmosphere and amenities of Perimeter's award-winning facility in Waterloo, Ontario.
Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships are held for periods of up to one year. Early-career faculty-level scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
We welcome all candidates to apply by January 10, 2017, however applicants will be considered until all positions are filled.
Applicants must submit; curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applications (including recommendation letters) must be submitted through Perimeter Institute's online application form.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.