American mathematicians
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20th-century American people
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20th-century mathematicians by nationality
20th-century American mathematicians
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...
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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William Pitt Durfee
William Pitt Durfee (5 February 1855 – 17 December 1941) was an American mathematician who introduced Durfee squares. He was a student of James Sylvester, and after obtaining his degree in 1883 he bec...
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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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Sylvia Bozeman
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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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...
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...
Representation (arts)
Representation is the use of signs that stand in for and take the place of something else. It is through representation that people organize the world and reality through the act of naming its element...
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Evelyn Boyd Granville
Evelyn Boyd Granville (born May 1, 1924) was one of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics; she earned it in 1949 from Yale University.
Evelyn Boyd was born in Washingt...
Alan Sokal
Alan David Sokal (/ˈsoʊkəl/; born 1955) is a professor of mathematics at University College London and professor of physics at New York University. He works in statistical mechanics and combinatorics....
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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Paul Cohen (mathematician)
Paul Joseph Cohen (April 2, 1934 – March 23, 2007) was an American mathematician best known for his proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice from Zermelo–Fraenkel ...
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...
Eldon Hansen
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...
Raymond Woodard Brink
Raymond Woodard Brink (4 January 1890 in Newark, New Jersey – 27 December 1973 in La Jolla, California) was an American mathematician. His Ph.D. advisor at Harvard was George David Birkhoff. Bri...
George William Hill
George William Hill (March 3, 1838 – April 16, 1914), was an American astronomer and mathematician.Hill was born in New York City, New York to painter and engraver John William Hill. and Cather...
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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...
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...