American mathematicians
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20th-century American people
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20th-century mathematicians by nationality
20th-century American mathematicians
Inquiry
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Richard Askey
Richard "Dick" Allen Askey (born June 4, 1933) is an American mathematician, known for his expertise in the area of special functions. The Askey–Wilson polynomials (introduced by him in 1984 together ...
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Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney (born c. 1955) is a Ukrainian-American mathematician, economist, educator and author in the field of Operations Management. Nagurney holds the John F. Smith Memorial Professorship in the...
Francis Robbins Upton
Francis Robbins Upton (1852 in Peabody, Massachusetts – March 10, 1921 in Orange, New Jersey) was an American physicist and mathematician.
Upton graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover in 1870. ...
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Maxime Bôcher
Maxime Bôcher (August 28, 1867 – September 12, 1918) was an American mathematician who published about 100 papers on differential equations, series, and algebra. He also wrote elementary texts such as...
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Mary Frances Winston Newson
Mary Frances Winston Newson (August 7, 1869 – December 5, 1959) was an American mathematician. She became the first female American to receive a PhD in mathematics from a European university, namely t...
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Ellen Hayes
Ellen Amanda Hayes (September 23, 1851 – October 27, 1930) was an American mathematician and astronomer. She was a controversial character for not only being a female professor, but also embraci...
Rose Whelan Sedgewick
Rose Whelan Sedgewick (circa 1904 – 2000) was a 20th-century mathematician. She was the first person to earn a PhD in mathematics from Brown University, in 1929. Her subsequent career in mathematics ...
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William Browder (mathematician)
William Browder (born January 6, 1934) is an American mathematician, specializing in algebraic topology, differential topology and differential geometry. Browder was one of the pioneers with Sergei No...
Judith D. Sally
Judith D. Sally (born March 23, 1937) is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Northwestern University. Her research is in commutative algebra.
Judith received her PhD in Mathematics from Univer...
E. H. Moore
Eliakim Hastings Moore (January 26, 1862 – December 30, 1932) was an American mathematician.
Moore, the son of a Methodist minister and grandson of US Congressman Eliakim H. Moore, discovered math...
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Colin Adams (mathematician)
Colin Conrad Adams (born October 13, 1956) is a mathematician primarily working in the areas of hyperbolic 3-manifolds and knot theory. His book, The Knot Book, has been praised for its accessible ap...
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Pragmatic theory of truth
A pragmatic theory of truth is a theory of truth within the philosophies of pragmatism and pragmaticism. Pragmatic theories of truth were first posited by Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and Jo...
Dorothy Lewis Bernstein
Dorothy Lewis Bernstein (April 11, 1914 – February 5, 1988) was an American mathematician known for her work in applied mathematics, statistics, computer programming, and her research on the Laplace t...
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Winifred Asprey
Winifred "Tim" Alice Asprey (April 8, 1917 – October 19, 2007) was an American mathematician and computer scientist. She was one of only around 200 women to earn PhDs in mathematics from American uni...
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Milton Abramowitz
Milton Abramowitz (1915 in Brooklyn, New York – 5 July 1958) was a mathematician at the National Bureau of Standards who, with Irene Stegun, edited a classic book of mathematical tables called Handboo...
Carol Karp
Carol Karp, née Carol Ruth Vander Velde (10 August 1926 in Forest Grove, Ottawa County, Michigan – 20 August 1972 in Maryland), was an American mathematician of Dutch ancestry, best known for her work...
David Francis Barrow
David Francis Barrow (Athens, Georgia, November 14, 1888 – 1970) was an American mathematician who introduced Barrow's inequality in 1937.Barrow's father, David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr., was also a mathem...
William Boone (mathematician)
William Werner Boone (Cincinnati, 16 January 1920 – Urbana, Illinois, 14 September 1983) was an American mathematician. Alonzo Church was his Ph.D. advisor at Princeton, and Kurt Gödel was his friend ...
Steven Brams
Steven J. Brams (born November 28, 1940, in Concord, New Hampshire) is a game theorist and political scientist at the New York University Department of Politics. Brams is best known for using the tech...
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Helen Abbot Merrill
Helen Abbot Merrill (1864 – 1949) was an American mathematician, educator and textbook author.
Born in New Jersey of an insurance claims adjuster and a housewife, and raised in Massachusetts...
Annie Dale Biddle Andrews
Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (December 13, 1885 - April 14, 1940), born in Hanford, California to Samuel E. Biddle and A. A. Biddle, was the first woman to earn a Ph. D. in mathematics from the Universit...
Irving Stringham
Washington Irving Stringham (December 10, 1847 – October 5, 1909) was a "Professor of Mathematics and Sometime Dean in the University of California" born in Yorkshire, New York. Stringham is perhaps m...
Taylor Booth
Taylor L. Booth (September 22, 1933 - October 20, 1986) was a mathematician known for his work in automata theory.One of his fundamental works is Sequential Machines and Automata Theory (1967). It is ...
Emilie Martin
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Charles Sanders Peirce
Charles Sanders Peirce (/ˈpɜrs/, like "purse",September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist, sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism". H...
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Categories (Peirce)
On May 14, 1867, the 27-year-old Charles Sanders Peirce, who eventually founded Pragmatism, presented a paper entitled "On a New List of Categories" to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Amon...
Gertrude Blanch
Gertrude Blanch (ca. 1897 - 1996) was an American mathematician who did pioneering work in numerical analysis and computation.Blanch's real name was Marie and was born Gittel Kaimowitz in Kolno, Polan...
Semiotic elements and classes of signs (Peirce)
Logician, mathematician, philosopher, and scientist Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) began writing on semeiotic, semiotics, or the theory of sign relations in the 1860s, around the time that he dev...
David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.
David Crenshaw "Uncle Dave" Barrow Jr. (October 18, 1852 – January 11, 1929) served as chancellor of the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens from 1906 until his resignation in 1925 (The head o...