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Favorite Mathematicians

Contribute to our list of Favorite Mathematicians! Famous or obscure, some are largely unknown because they were women, engineers, surveyors or some combination of less recognized groups. Check out the list. You can add to the list if you have a Cornell login. In most cases, the name in the list corresponds to the primary Wikipedia page for that person so you can readily learn more. We draw from this list to name Breakout Rooms in the MSC Zoom Meeting.

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Name as it appears in Wikipedia Other Reference which might be of interest
Albert Einstein  
Mileva Marić  
Leonhard Euler  
Emmy Noether  
Simon Stevin  
Ada Lovelace  
Guillaume de l'Hôpital  
Carl Friedrich Gauss  
Émilie du Châtelet
Isaac Newton  
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  
Charles Babbage  
Claude Shannon  
Betty Shannon
Margaret Hamilton
Ellen Fetter
Sofya Kovalevskaya  
Caspar Wessel
Katherine Johnson  
Oliver Byrne (mathematician)  
Srinivasa Ramanujan  
Hedy Lamarr
Grace Hopper  
Mary Somerville
Julia Robinson
Kurt Gödel
Williamina Fleming  
Alan Turing  
Bernhard Riemann  
Thomas Stieltjes  
Henri Lebesgue  
Camille Jordan  
Augustin-Louis Cauchy  
Henri Poincaré  
Hermann Schwarz  
D.R. Kaprekar  
Pierre-Simon Laplace  
Joseph-Louis Lagrange  
Jospeh Fourier  
Adrien-Marie Legendre  
Satyendranath Bose  
Abdus Salam  
David Hilbert  
William Rowan Hamilton  

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18


-- vzk 2 - 2020-11-06

(Oops, sorry about the empty comment.)

For naming a breakout room I suggest R. H. Bing, who came up with the house-with-two-rooms example in topology.

-- vzk 2 - 2020-11-06

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