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 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  
Katherine Johnson  
Oliver Byrne (mathematician)  
Srinivasa Ramanujan  
Hedy Lamarr https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6752848/
Grace Hopper  
Mary Somerville http://relprime.com/somervilles/
Julia Robinson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Robinson
Kurt Gödel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_G%C3%B6del

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18


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