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A comprihensive directory of world's famous mathematicians, along with their biographies.

A mathematician is an expert in the field of mathematics; a person who is highly skilled and knowledgeable. It is a science that deals with numbers and their interrelations, combinations and operations, data, measurements, quantity, structure, space and generalizations. The science is extensively used in the fields of finance, engineering, industries, robotics, astronomy, business, information technology, and various other fields. Mathematicians analyze data, study patterns and develop mathematical models that not only help to further human knowledge, but are also utilized for solving problems in various fields. These scientists work in the fields of pure and applied mathematics. In the pure form of this science, the researchers work through abstract problems with the sole motive of furthering human knowledge and contributing to theory formation. On the other hand, professionals working in the applied form formulate mathematical models for problem solving in real-world situations. But these two fields are overlapping—what starts out as a theoretical study may spawn some practical applications, while applied study of maths may sometimes contribute to its theoretical base. They need to be highly analytical and technologically savvy with excellent reasoning skills. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous mathematicians from all over the world.
Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace

Known as the earliest computer programmer in the ...

Adrien-Marie Legendre Adrien-Marie Legendre

French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre ...

Alan Turing Alan Turing

Computers would probably have been non-existent ...

Alexander Grothendieck Alexander Grothendieck

One of the foremost mathematicians of 20th ...

Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead was a British ...

Anders Celsius Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, ...

Andre Marie Ampère Andre Marie Ampere

. André Marie Ampère is usually considered ...

Andre Weil Andre Weil

Andre Weil was a French mathematician who laid ...

Archimedes Archimedes

Archimedes of Syracuse was an outstanding ancient ...

Arthur Cayley Arthur Cayley

Arthur Cayley was a British mathematician who ...

Arthur Eddington Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington was an eminent scientist who is ...

Aryabhata Aryabhata

Aryabhata was an acclaimed ...

Augustin-Louis Cauchy Augustin-Louis Cauchy

Augustin-Louis Cauchy was a French mathematician. ...

Avicenna Avicenna

Avicenna was the most influential and renowned ...

Bernhard Riemann Bernhard Riemann Biograph...

Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann was a prominent ...

Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, ...

Carl F. Gauss Carl F. Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German ...

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was a German ...

Carl Ludwig Siegel Carl Ludwig Siegel

The man behind the number theory, Carl Ludwig ...

Charles Babbage Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, a brilliant polymath, is ...

Charles Hermite Charles Hermite

Charles Hermite was one of the most famous French ...

Christiaan Huygens Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens played an essential role in ...

Christian Doppler Christian Doppler

Ambitious and indomitable are two words that ...

Daniel Bernoulli Daniel Bernoulli

Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and ...

David Hilbert David Hilbert

David Hilbert was the perfect example of a ...

Edward Arthur Milne Edward Arthur Milne

Edward Arthur Milne was an English astrophysicist ...

Edwin Powell Hubble Edwin Powell Hubble

"I knew that even if I were second or third rate, ...

Emmy Noether Emmy Noether

Born on March 23, 1882 in Bavaria Germany, Amalie ...

Euclid Euclid

Although little is known about Euclid’s early ...

Evangelista Torricelli Evangelista Torricelli

Evangelista Torricelli was a famous Italian ...

Évariste Galois Ãvariste Galois

Evariste Galois has been hailed by many as the ...

Felix Christian Klein Felix Christian Klein

Felix Christian Klein is appreciated and ...

GH Hardy G. H. Hardy

G.H. Hardy was a great British mathematician. He ...

Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei

Often remembered as the Father of Modern ...

Georg Cantor Georg Cantor

A popular German mathematician, Georg Cantor is ...

Georg Ohm Georg Ohm

A German physicist and mathematician, Georg Simon ...

George Boole George Boole

British mathematician and logician George Boole ...

Gottfried Leibniz Gottfried W. Leibniz

Gottfried W. Leibniz holds a prominent position ...

Henri Poincare Henri Poincare

Apart from being a well-known mathematician, ...

Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl

Hermann K. H. Weyl, famous as Peter among his ...

Hermann Minkowski Hermann Minkowski

Hermann Minkowski was a renowned German ...

Jacob Bernoulli Jacob Bernoulli

Jacob Bernoulli can be rightly called the ...

James Harris Simons James Harris Simons

James Simons is an American mathematician and ...

James Maxwell James Maxwell

Who introduced the concept of electromagnetic ...

Jean le Rond d'Alembert Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Jean le Rond d'Alembert was a brilliant ...

Jean Le Rond d’Alembert Jean Le Rond d’Alembert...

A great mathematician, philosopher and music ...

Johann Bernoulli Johann Bernoulli

Johann Bernoulli came from a great mathematical ...

Johann Heinrich Lambert Johann Heinrich Lambert

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a man with a vision. ...

Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was a famous German mathematician ...

John Forbes Nash, Jr. John Forbes Nash, Jr.

A 'Nobel Prize' winner who was immortalized by ...

John Napier John Napier

David Hume’s personification of the title “a ...

John von Neumann John von Neumann

John von Neumann was a famous Hungarian-American ...

Jonas Kubilius Jonas Kubilius

Jonas Kubilius was a Lithuanian mathematician ...

Joseph Fourier Joseph Fourier

A French mathematician and physicist, Joseph ...

Joseph Louis Lagrange Joseph Louis Lagrange

Joseph Louis Lagrange, originally considered a ...

Karl W. T. Weierstrass Karl Weierstrass

Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass, who is known as ...

Kurt Gödel Kurt Gödel

Kurt Friedrich Gödel was known for his ...

Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler was a leading Swiss mathematician ...

Lord Kelvin Lord Kelvin

William Thomson is popularly known as 1st Baron ...

Marquis de Condorcet Marquis de Condorcet

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, better ...

Max Born Max Born

Max Born was a German physicist whose work was ...

Muḥammad ibn MÅ«sÄ al-KhwÄrizmÄ« Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-...

Al-Khwarizmi was a Persian mathematician, ...

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi was a prolific author and an ...

Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus

Most popularly known by his surname, Nicolaus ...

Niels Henrik Abel Niels Henrik Abel

Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician ...

Paul Dirac Paul Dirac

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English ...

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet Peter Gustav Lejeune Diri...

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet was a German ...

Pierre de Fermat Pierre de Fermat

Pierre de Fermat was a 17th century French ...

Pierre-Simon Laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace

Pierre-Simon Laplace was a French mathematician ...

Pythagoras Pythagoras

Pythagoras of Samos was a well-known ...

René Déscartes René Déscartes...

René Descartes was an eminent French ...

Richard Dedekind Richard Dedekind

A well known German mathematician, Richard ...

Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet Sir George Stokes, 1st Ba...

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, PRS was ...

Sir William Rowan Hamilton Sir William Rowan Hamilto...

One of the most significant Irish scientists, ...

Srinivasa Ramanujan Srinivasa Ramanujan

Rightly regarded as ‘natural genius’ by the ...

Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer, born as Thomas Andrew Lehrer, is an ...

Willebrord Snell Willebrord Snell

Willebrord van Royen Snell was a prominent ...

William Hopkins William Hopkins

William Hopkins was a renowned mathematician and ...