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 WikipediaSorted ascending Other Reference which might be of interest
Ada Lovelace  
Albert Einstein  
Bernoulli  
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  
Euclid  
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  
Guillaume de l'Hôpital  
Hypatia  
Isaac Newton  
Leonhard Euler  
Margaret Hamilton https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
Mileva Marić  
Pythagoras  
Simon Stevin  
Sofya Kovalevskaya  
Émilie du Châtelet https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-pregnant-scientist-who-raced-against-death-to-transform-physics

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18

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