Famous Mathematicians - List of Famous Mathematicians

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.

The Most Famous Mathematicians

Grigori PerelmanJune 13, 1966RussianGrigori Perelman is a Russian mathematician who is best known for his contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology
Terence TaoJuly 17, 1975Australian, AmericanTerence Tao is an Australian- American mathematician who has contributed enormously to the field of mathematics
Pythagoras570 BCGreekPythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher
Isaac NewtonJanuary 4, 1643BritishIsaac Newton was an English scientist and mathematician, who discovered gravitation and Newtonian Mechanics
Bhāskara II1114IndianBhaskara II was a 12th century Indian mathematician
Paul DiracAugust 8, 1902BritishPaul Dirac was an English theoretical physicist known for his contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics
Brahmagupta598IndianBrahmagupta was a highly accomplished ancient Indian astronomer and mathematician
Carl F. GaussApril 30, 1777GermanCarl F
Alfred North WhiteheadFebruary 15, 1861British, AmericanAlfred North Whitehead was a famous British Mathematician, who co-authored the historical ‘Principia Mathematica’ with Bertrand Russell
Georg CantorMarch 3, 1845German, RussianGeorge Cantor was an established mathematician who defined the cardinal and the ordinal numbers
Grigori Perelman

Grigori Perelman

Grigori Perelman is a Russian mathematician who is best known for his contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology

RussianJune 13, 1966620 views

John Hasbrouck Van Vleck

John Hasbrouck Van Vleck was an American physicist and mathematician who won a share of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanMarch 13, 189994 views

Herbert A. Hauptman

Herbert Aaron Hauptman was an American mathematician who won the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Igor Tamm

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm was a Soviet physicist and mathematician who was jointly awarded ‘Nobel Prize in Physics’ in 1958

RussianJuly 8, 1895104 views


Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician

Greek190 BC150 views

Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava is a Canadian-American mathematician known for his contributions to number theory

AmericanAugust 8, 197496 views

Leonid Kantorovich

Leonid Kantorovich was a Russian mathematician and economist

RussianJanuary 19, 1912108 views

Paul Bernays

Paul Isaac Bernays was a famous Swiss mathematician who developed a new discipline of mathematical logic

SwissOctober 17, 1888110 views

Eugene Wigner

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AmericanNovember 17, 1902107 views

Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi was an Indian writer and mathematical prodigy popularly known as the "human computer"

IndianNovember 4, 1929101 views