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The enchantress of numbers

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Science  11 Dec 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6266, pp. 1323
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad6636

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For the bicentenary of her birth, the Science Museum in London is displaying a small but intriguing exhibition about Ada Lovelace, the 19th century mathematician widely credited as the first computer programmer. Reviewer Andrew Robinson reflects on the portraits, correspondence, and items on display, which offer a glimpse into Lovelace's brief life and prescient work.