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
Computer Scientist
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815
Countess of Lovelace

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

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

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead
15 February 1861
Mathematician, Philosopher

George BooleGeorge Boole
02 November 1815
Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656
Astronomer
Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882
Astronomer

Ronald RossRonald Ross
13 May 1857
Medical doctor
John VennJohn Venn
04 August 1834
Mathematician

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet
13 August 1819
Mathematician

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist
William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley
16 August 1821
Mathematician
William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins
02 February 1793
Mathematician, Geologist

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
14 February 1896
Astrophysicist

James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell
 
Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
15 December 1923
Mathematician, Theoretical physicist, Nuclear

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher,
John DeeJohn Dee
13 July 1527
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Writer,

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
11 April 1953
Mathematician, University teacher

Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
29 August 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher
17 February 1890
Mathematician, Geneticist, Statistician
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Screenwriter, Astronomer, Writer, Physicist,
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway
26 December 1937
Mathematician, University teacher, Computer

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes
1702 AD
Mathematician, Statistician
Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

John LennoxJohn Lennox
07 November 1943
mathematician, philosopher of science, university

John HerschelJohn Herschel
07 March 1792
Polymath, Mathematician, Astronomer, Chemist,

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

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Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist, Mathematician, University
John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood
09 June 1885
Mathematician, University teacher

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,
William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

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

Augustus De MorganAugustus De Morgan
27 June 1806
British mathematician
Marcus du SautoyMarcus du Sautoy
26 August 1965
Mathematician, Academic, University teacher,

Frank P. RamseyFrank P. Ramsey
22 February 1903
Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist
John WallisJohn Wallis
23 November 1616
mathematician, philosopher, musicologist,

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

Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence
02 August 1971
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

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

Thomas HarriotThomas Harriot
1560 AD
Mathematician, explorer, astronomer
Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963
Mathematician, University teacher

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor
18 August 1685
Mathematician

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow
30 September 1630
Mathematician
Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin
01 February 1698
Edinburgh

William PettyWilliam Petty
26 May 1623
Economist, Mathematician, Philosopher,
I. J. GoodI. J. Good
09 December 1916
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,

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

Klaus RothKlaus Roth
29 October 1925
Mathematician, University teacher
Simon DonaldsonSimon Donaldson
20 August 1957
Mathematician, University teacher

George DarwinGeorge Darwin
09 July 1845
Mathematician, Astronomer
W. T. TutteW. T. Tutte
14 May 1917
Mathematician, University teacher

James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester
03 September 1814
Mathematician, Actuary, University teacher

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University
Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson
11 October 1881
Paramedic, Cartographer, Mathematician,

Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
26 June 1913
Computer scientist, Engineer, Physicist,
William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University

William OughtredWilliam Oughtred
05 March 1575
mathematician, inventor, minister

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

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
08 February 1845
Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician
John ArbuthnotJohn Arbuthnot
 
Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers
17 March 1780
Mathematician, Theologian, Writer, University

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
 

Andrew HodgesAndrew Hodges
1949 AD
mathematician, physicist, historian of

Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton
1853 AD
Mathematician, writer, science fiction writer
Keith DevlinKeith Devlin
16 March 1947
Mathematician, University teacher, Journalist

Clifford CocksClifford Cocks
28 December 1950
Cryptographer, Mathematician

William Lawrence BraggWilliam Lawrence Bragg
31 March 1890
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist

Joseph LarmorJoseph Larmor
 
John PopleJohn Pople
31 October 1925
Mathematician, Chemist, University teacher

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,
Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole
1832 AD
mathematician, philosopher

John PlayfairJohn Playfair
 

Udny YuleUdny Yule
 
G. S. CarrG. S. Carr
 

Arthur SchusterArthur Schuster
 
Alexander John EllisAlexander John Ellis
14 June 1814
Linguist, Musicologist, Music theorist,

George SalmonGeorge Salmon
 

John ColensoJohn Colenso
 

Alexander WilsonAlexander Wilson
1714 AD
Astronomer
Henry John Stephen SmithHenry John Stephen Smith
 

John KeillJohn Keill
01 December 1671
Mathematician
Boris BerezovskyBoris Berezovsky
23 January 1946
entrepreneur, mathematician, politician, economist

William JonesWilliam Jones
 

James MacCullaghJames MacCullagh
 

Kathleen OllerenshawKathleen Ollerenshaw
01 October 1912
Mathematician, Astronomer, Politician, Author,
William MooreWilliam Moore