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

-- 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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