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 WikipediaSorted descending Other Reference which might be of interest
Émilie du Châtelet https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-pregnant-scientist-who-raced-against-death-to-transform-physics
Williamina Fleming  
William Rowan Hamilton  
Thomas Stieltjes  
Srinivasa Ramanujan  
Sofya Kovalevskaya  
Simon Stevin  
Satyendranath Bose  
Pythagoras  
Pierre-Simon Laplace  
Oliver Byrne (mathematician)  
Mileva Marić  
Mary Somerville http://relprime.com/somervilles/
Margaret Hamilton https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
Leonhard Euler  
Kurt Gödel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_G%C3%B6del
Katherine Johnson  
Julia Robinson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Robinson
Jospeh Fourier  
Joseph-Louis Lagrange  
Isaac Newton  
Hypatia  
Hermann Schwarz  
Henri Poincaré  
Henri Lebesgue  
Hedy Lamarr https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6752848/
Guillaume de l'Hôpital  
Grace Hopper  
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  
Euclid  
Emmy Noether  
Ellen Fetter https://www.quantamagazine.org/hidden-heroines-of-chaos-ellen-fetter-and-margaret-hamilton-20190520/
David Hilbert  
D.R. Kaprekar  
Claude Shannon  
Charles Babbage  
Caspar Wessel  
Carl Friedrich Gauss  
Camille Jordan  
Betty Shannon https://getpocket.com/explore/item/betty-shannon-unsung-mathematical-genius
Bernoulli  
Bernhard Riemann  
Augustin-Louis Cauchy  
Aryabhata  
Albert Einstein  
Alan Turing  
Adrien-Marie Legendre  
Ada Lovelace  
Abdus Salam  

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18

Comments

-- 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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