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

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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.

Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell
British, Welsh
Euclid Euclid

John von Neumann John von Neumann
Hungarian, American

Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler
Swiss, Russian

Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer
Hypatia Hypatia
Ancient Roman

Terence Tao Terence Tao
Australian, American

Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam
Iranian, Persian

Kurt Gödel Kurt Gödel

Georg Cantor Georg Cantor
German, Russian

John Napier John Napier

Hero of Alexandria Hero of Alexandria
Egyptian, Greek

Max Born Max Born

Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead
British, American

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy
Ancient Roman

John Venn John Venn

Johann Heinrich Lambert Johann Heinrich Lambert
Swiss, German, French

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm Igor Tamm

Leonid Kantorovich Leonid Kantorovich
Russian, Russian

Joseph Louis Lagrange Joseph Louis Lagrange
French, Italian