Mathematicians of the World

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This site is dedicated to bringing awareness to the people who have helped shape our way of viewing the world. These are some of the most famous mathematicians to ever live. From Archimedes to Richard Feynman, these are the people who have expanded the thoughts and reasoning to new heights. Without these amazing individuals, we would still be living in a veritable dark age. So as you leave this site, think about how much of our common knowledge have come from these people.

From Earliest to Latest...

  Pythagoras  was born around 570 and died 495 B.C. He is most remembered for his development of the Pythagorean theorem.    a^2+b^2=c^2  Which we use to figure out the hypotenuse of a triangle.

Pythagoras was born around 570 and died 495 B.C. He is most remembered for his development of the Pythagorean theorem.   a^2+b^2=c^2 Which we use to figure out the hypotenuse of a triangle.

  Aristotle  was born 384 B.C. and died in 322 B.C. His main accomplishments were more along the lines of philosophy that influenced what people thought about the material world.

Aristotle was born 384 B.C. and died in 322 B.C. His main accomplishments were more along the lines of philosophy that influenced what people thought about the material world.

  Isaac Newton  (1642-1726) was an influential mathematician and physicist whose ideas of gravity and motion revolutionized our way of thinking. He is most remembered for his discovery of gravity and his laws of motion. Toward the end of his life, he began to study the Bible looking for the sealed Book of Daniel. While he was unsuccessful in his endeavors, he was able to lay the foundation to what we know as The Bible Code.  

Isaac Newton (1642-1726) was an influential mathematician and physicist whose ideas of gravity and motion revolutionized our way of thinking. He is most remembered for his discovery of gravity and his laws of motion. Toward the end of his life, he began to study the Bible looking for the sealed Book of Daniel. While he was unsuccessful in his endeavors, he was able to lay the foundation to what we know as The Bible Code.  

  Albert Einstein  (1879-1955) was a theoretical physicist of the highest degree. His main achievements include: the general theory of relativity, the Manhattan Project, and-the equation that changed the field of science forever- E=mc^2.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a theoretical physicist of the highest degree. His main achievements include: the general theory of relativity, the Manhattan Project, and-the equation that changed the field of science forever- E=mc^2.

  Werner Heisenberg  (1901-1976) was more of a theoretical physicist than a mathematician, but he came to his conclusions through the processes of math. His main discovery was in quantum mechanics and how we can know the speed of something if we give up knowing its location and vice versa.

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) was more of a theoretical physicist than a mathematician, but he came to his conclusions through the processes of math. His main discovery was in quantum mechanics and how we can know the speed of something if we give up knowing its location and vice versa.

  Ptolemy  was born A.D. 100 and died in 170. His main contributions were in the field of astronomy, where he used geometry to determine the size of the earth and the sun. However; he was ultimately found out to be wrong, because of the technological difficulties of his day. Nevertheless, he was a cornerstone of math and without him we would not be where we are today.

Ptolemy was born A.D. 100 and died in 170. His main contributions were in the field of astronomy, where he used geometry to determine the size of the earth and the sun. However; he was ultimately found out to be wrong, because of the technological difficulties of his day. Nevertheless, he was a cornerstone of math and without him we would not be where we are today.

  Liu Hui  (225-295 A.D.) was an ancient Chinese mathematician who figured out that pi (3.14159...)  was less than 22/7, which is very important for the structure of buildings.  he found that a wedge with rectangular base and both sides sloping could be broken down into a pyramid and a tetrahedral wedge.   

Liu Hui (225-295 A.D.) was an ancient Chinese mathematician who figured out that pi (3.14159...)  was less than 22/7, which is very important for the structure of buildings.  he found that a wedge with rectangular base and both sides sloping could be broken down into a pyramid and a tetrahedral wedge.

 

  Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss  (1777-1855) was a child prodigy who figured out how to add up all the numbers 1-100 to equal 100. In 1799 he proved that every non-constant single-variable polynomial with complex coefficients has at least one complex root.

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was a child prodigy who figured out how to add up all the numbers 1-100 to equal 100. In 1799 he proved that every non-constant single-variable polynomial with complex coefficients has at least one complex root.

  Alan Turing  (1912-1954) was a English computer scientist, logician, theoretical biologist, and mathematician. His main works included the Turing Test-which checked to see if you are talking to a computer or a human being-and his help in breaking Nazi codes during World War II. 

Alan Turing (1912-1954) was a English computer scientist, logician, theoretical biologist, and mathematician. His main works included the Turing Test-which checked to see if you are talking to a computer or a human being-and his help in breaking Nazi codes during World War II. 

  Niels Bohr  (1885-1962) was a Danish physicist who revolutionized atomic structure and quantum theory. He developed the Bohr model of the atom in which he proposed that electrons can jump from orbit to orbit.

Niels Bohr (1885-1962) was a Danish physicist who revolutionized atomic structure and quantum theory. He developed the Bohr model of the atom in which he proposed that electrons can jump from orbit to orbit.

  Richard Feynman  (1918-1988) was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the super fluidity of supercooled liquid helium. He was and is one of the most well known physicist of all time for his way of explaining how quantum mechanics work in layman's terms.   

Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the super fluidity of supercooled liquid helium. He was and is one of the most well known physicist of all time for his way of explaining how quantum mechanics work in layman's terms.   

  Archimedes  was born on B.C. 287 and died on 212. He is most remembered for his ideas of making a heat ray to burn ships, finding the area enclosed of a parabola and the Archimedes Screw which is still used to this day.

Archimedes was born on B.C. 287 and died on 212. He is most remembered for his ideas of making a heat ray to burn ships, finding the area enclosed of a parabola and the Archimedes Screw which is still used to this day.

  Hipparchus  (190-120 B.C.) is most famous for his development of trigonometry. He was able to figure out trigonometric shapes with nothing to go on but his own mind. He was also one of the first to accurately predict solar and lunar eclipses.

Hipparchus (190-120 B.C.) is most famous for his development of trigonometry. He was able to figure out trigonometric shapes with nothing to go on but his own mind. He was also one of the first to accurately predict solar and lunar eclipses.

  Leonardo Fibonacci  (1175-1245) was considered to be the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages. He developed the Fibonacci Sequence where each number is the sum of the two previous numbers i.e. 1 1 2 3 5 8... Because of this sequence many things have been credited to him. Such as: the Brahmagupta–Fibonacci identity, the Fibonacci search technique, and the Pisano period.

Leonardo Fibonacci (1175-1245) was considered to be the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages. He developed the Fibonacci Sequence where each number is the sum of the two previous numbers i.e. 1 1 2 3 5 8... Because of this sequence many things have been credited to him. Such as: the Brahmagupta–Fibonacci identity, the Fibonacci search technique, and the Pisano period.

  Ernest Rutherford  (1871-1937) was a scientist and mathematician who is known as 'The Father of Nuclear Physics'. He was the first to hypothesize that an atom is made up of an electrons (negative), neutrons (neutral), and protons(positive).

Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) was a scientist and mathematician who is known as 'The Father of Nuclear Physics'. He was the first to hypothesize that an atom is made up of an electrons (negative), neutrons (neutral), and protons(positive).

  Max Planck  (1858-1947) was a German theoretical physicist who energy quanta. He is known mostly for his development of quantum theory which revolutionized our understanding of atomic and subatomic processes. 

Max Planck (1858-1947) was a German theoretical physicist who energy quanta. He is known mostly for his development of quantum theory which revolutionized our understanding of atomic and subatomic processes. 

These were just some of the minds that influenced human history with their discoveries. They have expanded the human mind and have made the mystical seem practical. Because of their hard work and dedication we can live in comfort and because of their work we can make even more discoveries about our universe.

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