American mathematicians
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20th-century American people
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20th-century mathematicians by nationality
20th-century American mathematicians
Diane Souvaine
Diane L. Souvaine is a professor of computer science and mathematics at Tufts University, chair of the computer science department, and was newly appointed as the university's vice provost of research...
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...
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...
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...
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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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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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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Kelly Miller (scientist)
Kelly Miller (July 18, 1863 – December 29, 1939) was an African-American mathematician, sociologist, essayist, newspaper columnist, author, and an important figure in the intellectual life of black Am...
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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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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...
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...
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...
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....
Sign (semiotics)
In semiotics, a sign is something that can be interpreted as having a meaning, which is something other than itself, and which is therefore able to communicate information to the one interpreting or d...
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...
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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Edward Burr Van Vleck
Edward Burr Van Vleck (June 7, 1863, Middletown, Connecticut – June 3, 1943, Madison, Wisconsin) was an American mathematician.The son of astronomer John Monroe Van Vleck, he graduated from Wesleyan U...
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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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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...
Classification of the sciences (Peirce)
The philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) did considerable work over a period of years on the classification of sciences (including mathematics). His classifications are of interest both as ...
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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...
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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