They have been named an asteroid and a crater Venus in his honor.
The work Émilie (2008), de Kaija Saariaho, These are the last moments of the life of Mme du Châtelet.
There is also two plays based on his life: Legacy of Light, Karen and Zechariah Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, de Lauren Gunderson.
It was a major female figures of the eighteenth century: mathematical, Physical and writer; Gabrielle Émilie was the first woman to publish at the Académie Royal des Sciences. His work “Dissertation on the nature and spread of fire” was based on the study of that later would be called “infrared radiation”.
The Paris Academy of Sciences was born in 1666 i, although its rules do not expressly prohibit the entry of women, the reality is that Emilie du Chatelet was not admitted despite their contribution to the spread of Newtonian physics (still in 1911 Marie Curie’s entry into it was vetoed. At the Berlin Academy of Sciences, founded 1700, the first women were admitted in physical Lise Meitner 1949 i Joliot-Curie 1950)
I am convinced that most women ignore their talents or default of their education, or buried by prejudice or lack of value. what I have experienced in this review confirms me. Coincidence introduced me to people of letters who became my friend. I watched with great surprise that I was paying attention. Then I began to believe it was a thinking creature …