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 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.

Table of Contents

The List! You can sort by clicking the column header.

Name as it appears in WikipediaSorted ascending Other Reference which might be of interest
Ada Lovelace  
Albert Einstein  
Betty Shannon https://getpocket.com/explore/item/betty-shannon-unsung-mathematical-genius
Carl Friedrich Gauss  
Caspar Wessel  
Charles Babbage  
Claude Shannon  
Ellen Fetter https://www.quantamagazine.org/hidden-heroines-of-chaos-ellen-fetter-and-margaret-hamilton-20190520/
Emmy Noether  
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  
Guillaume de l'Hôpital  
Hedy Lamarr  
Isaac Newton  
Katherine Johnson  
Leonhard Euler  
Margaret Hamilton https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
Mileva Marić  
Oliver Byrne (mathematician)  
Simon Stevin  
Sofya Kovalevskaya  
Srinivasa Ramanujan  
Émilie du Châtelet https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-pregnant-scientist-who-raced-against-death-to-transform-physics

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18


This topic: MSC > WebHome > FavoriteMathematicians
Topic revision: r7 - 2020-09-22 - DickFurnas
This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform Powered by Perl This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.