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.

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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
Sofya Kovalevskaya  
Simon Stevin  
Oliver Byrne (mathematician)  
Mileva Marić  
Margaret Hamilton https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
Leonhard Euler  
Katherine Johnson  
Isaac Newton  
Guillaume de l'Hôpital  
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  
Emmy Noether  
Ellen Fetter https://www.quantamagazine.org/hidden-heroines-of-chaos-ellen-fetter-and-margaret-hamilton-20190520/
Claude Shannon  
Charles Babbage  
Caspar Wessel  
Carl Friedrich Gauss  
Betty Shannon https://getpocket.com/explore/item/betty-shannon-unsung-mathematical-genius
Albert Einstein  
Ada Lovelace  

-- Dick Furnas - 2020-09-18


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