After voting in the £50 Note Zone, it’s time to tell the Bank of England what you think:
I should be on the note bacause I a pioneer engineer and mathematician with ideas from 200 years ago that now transform the modern world
10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852
'Amateur' Mathematician and Engineer. Member of Aristocracy.
First Computer Programmer. Founding ideas of Computing
One sentence about me: : I was very curious, I loved mathematics, started with imaginary aeroplanes and then wrote the programme for the first computer.
As a female teenager in pre-Victorian and Victorian age, Ada Lovelace was home taught. Notably, she received instruction from Mary Somerville, a Scottish astronomer and mathematician. Somerville was one of the first women to be admitted into the Royal Astronomical Society.
Ada Lovelace’s mathematical talents led her to a long working relationship and friendship with fellow British mathematician Charles Babbage, also known as “the father of computers”. Lovelace first met Charles in 1833, through her private tutor, Mary Somerville.
Between 1842 and 1843, Ada translated an article by Italian engineer Luigi Menabrea on the engine, supplementing it with an elaborate set of notes, simply called Notes, but three times as long as the original article. These notes contain what many consider to be the first computer program—that is, an algorithm designed to be carried out by a machine. Lovelace’s notes are important in the early history of computers. She also developed a vision of the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching, while many others, including Babbage himself, focused only on those capabilities. Her mindset of “poetical science” led her to ask questions about the Analytical Engine (as shown in her notes) examining how individuals and society relate to technology as a collaborative tool. [Adated from Wikipedia and https://www.biography.com/people/ada-lovelace-20825323]
She had a successful marriage with 3 children, with her daughter Anne who was the first western woman to cross the Arabian desert and became a legendary breeder of horses — the stallions she brought back with her are the ancestors of 95% of Arabians in Europe today ([from https://www.biography.com/news/ada-lovelace-facts-book-sydney-padua].
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Vote for me:
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Innovating, Creative, Perservering
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Written first book on a computing machine - in collaboration
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Mother as mathematics amatur and philanthropist, Babbage, Sommervillle
Were you ever in trouble for anything?
Not that my biographers discovered
Tell us something people might not know about me?
My Dad was Lord Byron
You may also remember me from...
BBC TV Documentary , ADA Lovelace Day 2017
I'm being championed by:
Betty,Rocket Scientist https://spacen16.imanengineer.org.uk/profile/bettybonnardel/ Diana, psychologist Decision making https://imascientist.org.uk/profile/dianakornbrot/