Favorite Mathematicians

Contribute to our list of Favorite Mathematicians! Famous or obscure, some are largely unknown because they were engineers, surveyors, women or some combination of less recognized groups. Check out the list below. 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 https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-pregnant-scientist-who-raced-against-death-to-transform-physics
Isaac Newton  
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  
Charles Babbage  
Claude Shannon  
Betty Shannon https://getpocket.com/explore/item/betty-shannon-unsung-mathematical-genius
Margaret Hamilton https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
Ellen Fetter https://www.quantamagazine.org/hidden-heroines-of-chaos-ellen-fetter-and-margaret-hamilton-20190520/
Sofya Kovalevskaya  
Caspar Wessel  

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18


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