The contribution of mathematicians towards the evolution of the modern world is immense. Over the years, the world has seen innumerable mathematicians who with their theories and formula have brought about great scientific advancements which in turn have shaped the society as whole. Mathematicians belonging to Great Britain too have not left any stone unturned in paving the way for significant development in the field of mathematics. Apart from algorithm and calculus, British mathematicians have also offered great contribution to new age subjects like cryptography and computer programming thus pioneering a new era of scientific research and development. Some of the most prominent British names in this field are Frank Adcock, William Ernest Jonson, Ernst Fetterlein, William Jones and Keith Batey. Jones was responsible for coining the famous symbol ‘pi’, which is being widely used in mathematical calculations today. The works of these eminent personalities have also been a great source of inspiration for many modern-day mathematicians. The numerous books penned by these mathematicians from Britain serve as the basis for many modern day scientific endeavors. Explore this section to find biographies of some of the most famous mathematicians from Britain. Learn everything about their life stories, timelines and few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815
Countess of Lovelace

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage
26 December 1791
Father of the computer

Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902
John DeeJohn Dee
13 July 1527
Mathematician, Philosopher

G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy
07 February 1877

George BooleGeorge Boole
02 November 1815
Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician
Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead
15 February 1861
Mathematician, Philosopher

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656
Ronald RossRonald Ross
13 May 1857
Medical doctor

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929

John VennJohn Venn
04 August 1834

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet
13 August 1819
Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley
16 August 1821

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins
02 February 1793
Mathematician, Geologist
Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
14 February 1896

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway
26 December 1937
Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
15 December 1923
Mathematician, Theoretical physicist, Nuclear

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
26 December 1780
Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer,

James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell
13 June 1831
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher,

Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
29 August 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,
Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
11 April 1953
Mathematician, University teacher

Frank P. RamseyFrank P. Ramsey
22 February 1903
Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy
John LennoxJohn Lennox
07 November 1943
mathematician, philosopher of science, university

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Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Screenwriter, Astronomer, Writer, Physicist,
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes
1702 AD
Mathematician, Statistician

John HerschelJohn Herschel
07 March 1792

Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist, Mathematician, University
Augustus De MorganAugustus De Morgan
27 June 1806
British mathematician
John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood
09 June 1885
Mathematician, University teacher

Marcus du SautoyMarcus du Sautoy
26 August 1965
Mathematician, Academic, University teacher,

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963
Mathematician, University teacher
William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair
22 September 1759
Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

W. T. TutteW. T. Tutte
14 May 1917

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor
18 August 1685

John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
06 February 1920
Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin
01 February 1698

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,
Robert FluddRobert Fludd
17 January 1574

John WallisJohn Wallis
23 November 1616
mathematician, philosopher, musicologist,

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow
30 September 1630
Richard PriceRichard Price
23 February 1723

William Kingdon CliffordWilliam Kingdon Clifford
04 May 1845
William PettyWilliam Petty
26 May 1623

Thomas HarriotThomas Harriot
1560 AD
Mathematician, explorer, astronomer

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801

Peter HiltonPeter Hilton
07 April 1923
mathematician, topologist, university teacher

I. J. GoodI. J. Good
09 December 1916
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,
Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence
02 August 1971
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
01 December 1881
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

George DarwinGeorge Darwin
09 July 1845

Simon DonaldsonSimon Donaldson
20 August 1957
William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University

James JeansJames Jeans
11 September 1877
James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester
03 September 1814
Mathematician, Actuary, University teacher

Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
26 June 1913
Computer scientist, Engineer, Physicist,

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers
17 March 1780
Mathematician, Theologian, Writer, University
Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson
11 October 1881
Paramedic, Cartographer, Mathematician,

Richard BorcherdsRichard Borcherds
29 November 1959
Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
08 February 1845
Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854

Harold Scott MacDonald CoxeterHarold Scott MacDonald Coxeter
09 February 1907
Andrew HodgesAndrew Hodges
1949 AD
mathematician, physicist, historian of

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist
William OughtredWilliam Oughtred
05 March 1575
mathematician, inventor, minister

Keith DevlinKeith Devlin
16 March 1947
Mathematician, University teacher, Journalist

Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton
1853 AD
Mathematician, writer, science fiction writer

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
22 November 1753
John ArbuthnotJohn Arbuthnot
29 April 1667
Joseph LarmorJoseph Larmor
11 July 1857

E. T. WhittakerE. T. Whittaker
24 October 1873
British mathematician

John PopleJohn Pople
31 October 1925
Mathematician, Chemist, University teacher

Clifford CocksClifford Cocks
28 December 1950
Cryptographer, Mathematician
Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,

John Couch AdamsJohn Couch Adams
05 June 1819
Mathematician, Astronomer, University teacher

Hermann BondiHermann Bondi
01 November 1919

Harold JeffreysHarold Jeffreys
22 April 1891
Mathematical statistician

Thomas DiggesThomas Digges
1546 AD
Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole
1832 AD
mathematician, philosopher

G. S. CarrG. S. Carr
James H. WilkinsonJames H. Wilkinson
27 September 1919

John PlayfairJohn Playfair
10 March 1748
Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
1581 AD
Horace LambHorace Lamb
27 November 1849