Mathematicians

A collection of mathematicians who inspire us. Even if you don't practice math, these people can inspire anyone to learn.
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Leibniz was a German polymath who is one of the greatest philosophers. Liebniz invented calculus, and his version is widely used. He also discovered the binary system, the structure of modern computer architectures. He also made major contributions to physics, technology, and made anticipations that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, and linguistics. Liebniz also wrote about politics, law, ethics, theology, and history.
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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America's greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study.
Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron (only the hottest Romantic poet ever), is credited with writing the first computer program.
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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America's greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study.
Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron (only the hottest Romantic poet ever), is credited with writing the first computer program.
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Famous Women of Science and Mathematics
Émilie du Châtelet
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Math Madness- the Sweet 16
Math Madness: We created this tournament to determine the greatest, most influential mathematicians of all time!
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Cinco de Mayo Mathematician Highlight
Diego Rodriguez
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Math Minds: David Massey
Math Minds: David B. Massey
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Math Minds: Marcus Fries
Math Minds: Marcus Fries
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Throwback Fact: Thales of Miletus
Thales of Miletus
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Math Minds: Lê Dũng Tráng
Math Minds: Lê Dũng Tráng
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Math Minds: Scott Kelley
Math Minds: Scott Kelley Interview
Benjamin Alvord Oregon, Vancouver, Art, American War, Battle Of Fredericksburg, Union Soldiers, World War I, West Point, Battle Of Gettysburg
3 Memorial Day Mathematicians
Benjamin Alvord
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Math Minds: Holly Krieger
Dr. Holly Krieger, a post-doctorate fellow and instructor at MIT
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3 Memorial Day Mathematicians
Barnard Bissinger: a veteran and a math teacher!
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Throwback Fact: Three German Mathematicians
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
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Throwback Fact: Three German Mathematicians
Felix Christian Klein made several contributions to mathematics. You may recognize his name from the Klein Bottle.
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3 Memorial Day Mathematicians
Grace Hopper: One of the female #pioneers in computer science
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Throwback Fact: Three German Mathematicians
Carl Ludwig Siegel Click the link to read more about this amazing mathematician.
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Melvin Hochster - Recognized for his work in commutative algebra
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Math Minds: David Craft
David Craft
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Throwback Fact: Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia of Alexandria
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Throwback Fact: The Abel Prize
John Nash: An American mathematician with fundamental contributions in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. He was also the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind.
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Throwback Fact: Jacob and the Bernoullis
Jacob Bernoulli
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Throwback Fact: The Abel Prize
Sophus Lie and his work with the Abel Prize
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Throwback Fact: President Garfield, Mathematician?
Did you know that President Garfield was a published mathematician?
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Throwback Fact: Gauss's Birthday
Carl Friedrich Gauss: The Prince of Mathematics.
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Throwback Fact of the Week - Stephen Hawking
The Center of Math Blog: Throwback Fact of the Week - Stephen Hawking
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Throwback Fact of the Week - Sir Isaac Newton - 12/25/14
The Center of Math Blog: Throwback Fact of the Week - Sir Isaac Newton - 12/25/14
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Throwback Fact: Emmy Noether's Math Journey
Emmy Noether's Click to read about how she almost missed her chance at mathematical fame.
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George Stokes is famous for Stokes' theorem which is used in multivariable calculus to relate a line integral to a surface integral.