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Actualité des théorèmes de Noether

The Noether Theorems, a hundred years later

Institut Henri Poincaré


 11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 75005

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In the Fall of 1918, Emmy Noether completed a manuscript on the invariant variational problems which was published immediately in the Göttinger Nachrichten. This fundamental paper, motivated by  the problem of conservation of energy in Einstein's general theory of relativity, established the link between symmetries and conservation laws for variational problems in complete generality. It had, and still has, an enormous influence in all domains of physics, classical as well as quantum. We wish to celebrate the centenary of this remarkable paper with several lectures that will present the context of Noether's article as well as some of the numerous applications of her two theorems in contemporary mathematics and physics.

Link to the posters : here and there.


Pierre Cartier

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

A la recherche du tenseur énergie impulsion en relativité générale : Noether nous y conduit

Maxim Kontsevich

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

On the origin of closed two-form in the calculus of variations

Elizabeth Mansfield

University of Kent

Noether's Theorem, smooth and discrete

Peter Olver

University of Minnesota

Emmy Noether and Symmetry

Tudor Ratiu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University et EPFL

Momentum maps for gauge and diffeomorphism groups

David E. Rowe

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

Going to School with Fräulein Noether: Rudolf J. Humm in Göttingen


Organized by Pierre Cartier (IHÉS), Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach (Paris), Camille Laurent-Gengoux (Institut Elie Cartan de Lorraine, Metz)

Program of the day

Going to IHP


The original work by Noether (in German).