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Niels Henrik Abel Mathematician Studied elliptics and hyperelliptics 05-Aug-1802 06-Apr-1829 DEAD
Maria Gaetana Agnesi Mathematician Instituzioni Analitiche 16-May-1718 09-Jan-1799 DEAD
Archimedes Mathematician Greatest of the ancient mathematicians ? TBD DEAD
Michael Atiyah Mathematician Atiyah-Singer index theorem 22-Apr-1929 TBD ADD
Charles Babbage Mathematician Inventor of the Difference Engine 26-Dec-1791 18-Oct-1871 DEAD
Thomas Bayes Mathematician Bayes' theorem 1701 07-Apr-1761 DEAD
Daniel Bernoulli Mathematician Fluid dynamics 08-Feb-1700 27-Mar-1782 DEAD
Johann Bernoulli Mathematician L'Hôpital's rule 27-Jul-1667 01-Jan-1748 DEAD
Lipman Bers Mathematician Riemann surfaces 22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 DEAD
George David Birkhoff Mathematician Modern theory of dynamical systems 21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 DEAD
David H. Blackwell Mathematician Bayesian statistics 24-Apr-1919 08-Jul-2010 DEAD
George Boole Mathematician Inventor of Boolean Algebra 02-Nov-1815 08-Dec-1864 DEAD
Pierre Bouguer Mathematician French photometrist 16-Feb-1698 15-Aug-1758 DEAD
George E. P. Box Mathematician Statistician at University of Wisconsin 18-Oct-1919 28-Mar-2013 DEAD
Georg Cantor Mathematician Founder of set theory 03-Mar-1845 06-Jan-1918 DEAD
Lazare Carnot Mathematician Organizer for Victory 13-May-1753 22-Aug-1823 DEAD
Élie Cartan Mathematician Spinor groups 09-Apr-1869 06-May-1951 DEAD
Henri Cartan Mathematician Leader of the math Bourbakistes 08-Jul-1904 13-Aug-2008 DEAD
Augustin-Louis Cauchy Mathematician Infinitesimals, theory of substitution groups 21-Aug-1789 23-May-1857 DEAD
Sydney Chapman Mathematician Geomagnetism 29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 DEAD
Alonzo Church Mathematician Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis 14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 DEAD
John Conway Mathematician Game of Life 26-Dec-1937 TBD ADD
Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis Mathematician Coriolis force 21-May-1792 19-Sep-1843 DEAD
Thomas George Cowling Mathematician Cowling model 17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 DEAD
Haskell Curry Mathematician Combinatory Logic 12-Sep-1900 01-Sep-1982 DEAD
Jean le Rond d'Alembert Mathematician Early work in partial differential equations 17-Nov-1717 29-Oct-1783 DEAD
Augustus De Morgan Mathematician De Morgan's Laws 27-Jun-1806 18-Mar-1871 DEAD
Richard Dedekind Mathematician Developed theory of irrational numbers 06-Oct-1831 12-Feb-1916 DEAD
John Dee Mathematician Mathematician and mystic 13-Jul-1527 26-Mar-1609 DEAD
W. Edwards Deming Mathematician Quality Control guru 14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 DEAD
Persi Diaconis Mathematician Science of random numbers 31-Jan-1945 TBD ADD
Diophantus Mathematician Arithmetica ? TBD DEAD
Francis Edgeworth Mathematician Pure Theory of Taxation 08-Feb-1845 13-Feb-1926 DEAD
Samuel Eilenberg Mathematician Category theory 30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 DEAD
Robert Emden Mathematician Stellar structure 04-Mar-1862 08-Oct-1940 DEAD
Eratosthenes Mathematician First to measure the Earth ? TBD DEAD
Paul Erdos Mathematician Loved only numbers 26-Mar-1913 20-Sep-1996 DEAD
Euclid Mathematician Father of geometry ? TBD DEAD
Eudoxus of Cnidus Mathematician Influential Greek mathematician ? TBD DEAD
Leonhard Euler Mathematician The Elements of Euclid 15-Apr-1707 18-Sep-1783 DEAD
Pierre Fatou Mathematician Complex analytic dynamics 28-Feb-1878 10-Aug-1929 DEAD
Pierre de Fermat Mathematician Fermat's Last Theorem 17-Aug-1601 12-Jan-1665 DEAD
Leonardo Fibonacci Mathematician Liber Abacis 1175 1250 DEAD
Bruno de Finetti Mathematician Subjective probability 13-Jun-1906 20-Jul-1985 DEAD
Ronald Fisher Mathematician Analysis of variance and covariance 17-Feb-1890 29-Jul-1962 DEAD
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier Mathematician Fourier series 21-Mar-1768 16-May-1830 DEAD
Maurice Fréchet Mathematician Fréchet differential 02-Sep-1878 04-Jun-1973 DEAD
Gottlob Frege Mathematician Mathematical logician 08-Nov-1848 26-Jul-1925 DEAD
Martin Gardner Mathematician Mathematical games, Scientific American 21-Oct-1914 22-May-2010 DEAD
Carl Friedrich Gauss Mathematician Perhaps the greatest German mathematician 30-Apr-1777 23-Feb-1855 DEAD
Israel Gelfand Mathematician Banach algebras, Lie groups 02-Sep-1913 05-Oct-2009 DEAD
Kurt Gödel Mathematician Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems 28-Apr-1906 14-Jan-1978 DEAD
Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora Mathematician Mathematician, historian of the New World 20-Aug-1645 22-Aug-1700 DEAD
Ronald Graham Mathematician Mathematician, Computer Scientist 31-Oct-1935 TBD ADD
Alexander Grothendieck Mathematician Grothendieck topologies 28-May-1928 13-Nov-2014 DEAD
Jacques-Salomon Hadamard Mathematician Prime number theorem 08-Dec-1865 17-Oct-1963 DEAD
Sir William Rowan Hamilton Mathematician Inventor of Quaternions 04-Aug-1805 02-Sep-1865 DEAD
G. H. Hardy Mathematician A Mathematician's Apology 07-Feb-1877 01-Dec-1947 DEAD
Herbert A. Hauptman Mathematician X-ray diffraction studies 14-Feb-1917 23-Oct-2011 DEAD
Hero of Alexandria Mathematician Metrica ? TBD DEAD
David Hilbert Mathematician Hilbert Space 23-Jan-1862 14-Feb-1943 DEAD
Kiyoshi Ito Mathematician Ito Calculus 07-Sep-1915 10-Nov-2008 DEAD
Sir James Ivory Mathematician Ivory's Theorem 17-Feb-1765 21-Sep-1842 DEAD
Karl Gustav Jacobi Mathematician Investigated elliptical functions 10-Dec-1804 18-Feb-1851 DEAD
Gaston Julia Mathematician Creator of the Julia Sets 03-Feb-1893 19-Mar-1978 DEAD
Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich Mathematician Linear programming 19-Jan-1912 07-Apr-1986 DEAD
Theodore von Kármán Mathematician Kármán vortices 11-May-1881 07-May-1963 DEAD
Roy Kerr Mathematician Rotating black holes 16-May-1934 TBD ADD
Omar Khayyam Mathematician Rubaiyat 18-May-1048 04-Dec-1131 DEAD
Tom Kibble Mathematician Zurek-Kibble theory 23-Dec-1932 02-Jun-2016 DEAD
Joseph-Louis Lagrange Mathematician Mécanique Analytique 25-Jan-1736 10-Apr-1813 DEAD
Johann Heinrich Lambert Mathematician Pyrometrie 26-Aug-1728 25-Sep-1777 DEAD
Pierre-Simon Laplace Mathematician Traité du Mécanique Céleste 23-Mar-1749 05-Mar-1827 DEAD
Adrien-Marie Legendre Mathematician Traité des Fonctions Elliptiques 18-Sep-1752 10-Jan-1833 DEAD
Gottfried Leibniz Mathematician Co-Inventor of calculus 01-Jul-1646 14-Nov-1716 DEAD
Tom Leighton Mathematician Co-founder of Akamai 1956 TBD ADD
Tullio Levi-Civita Mathematician Explored tensor calculus and PDE's 29-Mar-1873 29-Dec-1941 DEAD
Daniel Lewin Mathematician Co-founder of Akamai, died in 9/11 14-May-1970 11-Sep-2001 DEAD
Ada Lovelace Mathematician Programmed the (theoretical) difference engine 10-Dec-1815 27-Nov-1852 DEAD
Jan Lukasiewicz Mathematician Invented Reverse Polish Notation 21-Dec-1878 13-Feb-1956 DEAD
Szolem Mandelbrojt Mathematician French Mathematician 1899 1983 DEAD
Benoit Mandelbrot Mathematician Fractal mathematician 20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 DEAD
Kurt Mendelssohn Mathematician Cryogenics and pyramids 07-Jan-1906 18-Sep-1980 DEAD
Marin Mersenne Mathematician L'Harmonie universelle 08-Sep-1588 01-Sep-1648 DEAD
E. Arthur Milne Mathematician Kinematic relativity 14-Feb-1896 21-Sep-1950 DEAD
Hermann Minkowski Mathematician Minkowski space 22-Jun-1864 12-Jan-1909 DEAD
Leon Mirsky Mathematician Transversal Theory 19-Dec-1918 01-Dec-1983 DEAD
Keith Moffatt Mathematician Fluid dynamics 12-Apr-1935 TBD ADD
Abraham de Moivre Mathematician Doctrine of Chances 26-May-1667 27-Nov-1754 DEAD
John Nash Mathematician Schizophrenic game theorist 13-Jun-1928 23-May-2015 DEAD
Øystein Ore Mathematician Ring theorist 07-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 DEAD
William Oughtred Mathematician Inventor of the slide rule 05-Mar-1574 30-Jun-1660 DEAD
Blaise Pascal Mathematician French thinker and mathematician 19-Jun-1623 19-Aug-1662 DEAD
John Allen Paulos Mathematician Innumeracy 04-Jul-1945 TBD ADD
George Peacock Mathematician Treatise on Algebra 09-Apr-1791 08-Nov-1858 DEAD
Giuseppe Peano Mathematician Infinitesimal calculus 27-Aug-1858 20-Apr-1932 DEAD
Benjamin Peirce Mathematician Idempotent and nilpotent 04-Apr-1809 10-Jun-1880 DEAD
Roger Penrose Mathematician Theory of cosmic censorship 08-Aug-1931 TBD ADD
Grigori Perelman Mathematician Proved the Poincaré conjecture 13-Jun-1966 TBD ADD
Clifford A. Pickover Mathematician Mathematician and prolific author 15-Aug-1957 TBD ADD
Mario Pieri Mathematician Italian geometer 22-Jun-1860 01-Mar-1913 DEAD
John Playfair Mathematician Huttonian Theory of the Earth 10-Mar-1748 20-Jul-1819 DEAD
Julius Plücker Mathematician Analytical geometry 16-Jul-1801 22-May-1868 DEAD
Henri Poincaré Mathematician Poincaré Conjecture 29-Apr-1854 17-Jul-1912 DEAD
Siméon-Denis Poisson Mathematician Poisson distribution 21-Jun-1781 25-Apr-1840 DEAD
Joseph Proudman Mathematician Tidal currents 30-Dec-1888 26-Jun-1975 DEAD
Pythagoras Mathematician Pythagorean Theorem ? TBD DEAD
Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematician Self-educated mathematician 22-Dec-1887 26-Apr-1920 DEAD
Eric Reissner Mathematician Reissner shear-deformation plate theory 05-Jan-1913 01-Nov-1996 DEAD
Franz Reuleaux Mathematician Father of modern kinematics 30-Sep-1829 20-Aug-1905 DEAD
Bernhard Riemann Mathematician Topologist, also Riemann Hypothesis 17-Sep-1826 20-Jul-1866 DEAD
Gilles Personne de Roberval Mathematician Geometry of curves 08-Aug-1602 27-Oct-1675 DEAD
Bertrand Russell Mathematician Mathematician, atheist, and social critic 18-May-1872 02-Feb-1970 DEAD
Adi Shamir Mathematician The S in RSA 1952 TBD ADD
Lloyd S. Shapley Mathematician Theory of stable allocations 02-Jun-1923 12-Mar-2016 DEAD
Waclaw Sierpinski Mathematician Sierpinski's gasket 14-Mar-1882 21-Oct-1969 DEAD
James Simons Mathematician Renaissance Technologies hedge fund 1938 TBD ADD
Isadore Singer Mathematician Atiyah-Singer index theorem 03-May-1924 TBD ADD
Simon Stevin Mathematician Founder of hydrostatics 1548 1620 DEAD
Ian Stewart Mathematician Catastrophe theory 24-Sep-1945 TBD ADD
James Stirling Mathematician Methodus differentialis 1692 05-Dec-1770 DEAD
Charles François Sturm Mathematician Sturm's Theorem 29-Sep-1803 18-Dec-1855 DEAD
James Joseph Sylvester Mathematician Studied finite analysis 03-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 DEAD
Terence Tao Mathematician Prolific math prodigy 17-Jul-1975 TBD ADD
Alfred Tarski Mathematician Tarski's indefinability theorem 14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 DEAD
Niccolò Tartaglia Mathematician Inaugurated science of Ballistics 1499 13-Dec-1557 DEAD
Brook Taylor Mathematician Calculus of Finite Differences 18-Aug-1685 29-Dec-1731 DEAD
Evangelista Torricelli Mathematician Inventor of the barometer 15-Oct-1608 25-Oct-1647 DEAD
John Townsend Mathematician Electron's charge 07-Jun-1868 16-Feb-1957 DEAD
Paul Turan Mathematician Hungarian mathematician 28-Aug-1910 26-Sep-1976 DEAD
Alan Turing Mathematician Computing pioneer 23-Jun-1912 07-Jun-1954 DEAD
John Venn Mathematician Venn diagrams 04-Aug-1834 04-Apr-1923 DEAD
John von Neumann Mathematician Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory 28-Dec-1903 08-Feb-1957 DEAD
Georgy Voronoy Mathematician Voronoi diagram 28-Apr-1868 20-Nov-1908 DEAD
John Wallis Mathematician Arithmetica Infinitorum 23-Nov-1616 28-Oct-1703 DEAD
Waloddi Weibull Mathematician Weibull distribution 18-Jun-1887 12-Oct-1979 DEAD
Alfred North Whitehead Mathematician Metaphysical mathematician 15-Feb-1861 30-Dec-1947 DEAD
Norbert Wiener Mathematician Cybernetics 26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 DEAD
Andrew Wiles Mathematician Proved Fermat's Last Theorem 11-Apr-1953 TBD ADD
Stephen Wolfram Mathematician Creator of Mathematica 29-Aug-1959 TBD ADD
Max Zorn Mathematician Zorn's Lemma 06-Jun-1906 09-Mar-1993 DEAD