American mathematicians
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20th-century American people
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20th-century mathematicians by nationality
20th-century American mathematicians
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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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...
Mary G. Ross
Mary Golda Ross (August 9, 1908 – April 29, 2008) was the first Native American female engineer. She was one of the 40 founding engineers of the Skunk Works, and was known for her work at Lockheed Mar...
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 ...
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...
Mary Frances Winston Newson - Wikipedia
Pragmaticism
Pragmaticism is a term used by Charles Sanders Peirce for his pragmatic philosophy starting in 1905, in order to distance himself and it from pragmatism, the original name, which had been used in a ma...
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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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Eldon Hansen
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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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...
Marjorie Lee Browne
Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 – October 19, 1979) was a noted mathematics educator. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics.
Marjorie Lee Bro...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Abductive reasoning
Abductive reasoning (also called abduction, abductive inference or retroduction) is a form of logical inference that goes from an observation to a hypothesis that accounts for the observation, ideally...
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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Inquiry
An inquiry is any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem. A theory of inquiry is an account of the various types of inquiry and a treatment of the ways...
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...
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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