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

John von Neumann John von Neumann
Hungarian, American

Hypatia Hypatia
Ancient Roman
Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler
Swiss, Russian

Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer
American

Euclid Euclid
Greek

Terence Tao Terence Tao
Australian, American

Kurt Gödel Kurt Gödel
American
John Dee John Dee
British
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Paul Erdős Paul Erdős
Hungarian

Georg Cantor Georg Cantor
German, Russian

Max Born Max Born
German
Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead
British, American

Hero of Alexandria Hero of Alexandria
Egyptian, Greek

John Napier John Napier
Scottish

John Venn John Venn
British

Leonid Kantorovich Leonid Kantorovich
Russian, Russian

Johann Heinrich Lambert Johann Heinrich Lambert
Swiss, German, French

Joseph Louis Lagrange Joseph Louis Lagrange
French, Italian

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy
Ancient Roman

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm Igor Tamm
Russian