mathematician
Noun

A person skilled in mathematics (synset 110320928)
domain category: math, mathematics, maths  a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementhypernym: scientist  a person with advanced knowledge of one or more scienceshyponym:
 algebraist  a mathematician whose specialty is algebra
 arithmetician  someone who specializes in arithmetic
 geometer, geometrician  a mathematician specializing in geometry
 number theorist  a mathematician specializing in number theory
 probability theorist  a mathematician who specializes in probability theory
 mathematical statistician, statistician  a mathematician who specializes in statistics
 trigonometrician  a mathematician specializing in trigonometry
instance hyponym: abel, niels abel, niels henrik abel  Norwegian mathematician (18021829)
 alhasan ibn alhaytham, alhaytham, alhacen, alhazen, ibn alhaytham  an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
 archimedes  Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287212 BC)
 bayes, thomas bayes  English mathematician for whom Bayes' theorem is named (17021761)
 bernoulli, jacques bernoulli, jakob bernoulli, james bernoulli  Swiss mathematician (16541705)
 bernoulli, jean bernoulli, johann bernoulli, john bernoulli  Swiss mathematician (16671748)
 bessel, friedrich wilhelm bessel  German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (17841846)
 boole, george boole  English mathematician; creator of Boolean algebra (18151864)
 bowditch, nathaniel bowditch  United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (17731838)
 condorcet, marie jean antoine nicolas caritat, marquis de condorcet  French mathematician and philosopher (17431794)
 descartes, rene descartes  French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (15961650)
 diophantus  Greek mathematician who was the first to try to develop an algebraic notation (3rd century)
 eratosthenes  Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the Moon and sun (276194 BC)
 euler, leonhard euler  Swiss mathematician (17071783)
 fermat, pierre de fermat  French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (16011665)
 baron jean baptiste joseph fourier, fourier, jean baptiste joseph fourier  French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (17681830)
 evariste galois, galois  French mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations; was killed in a duel at the age of 21 (18111832)
 gauss, karl friedrich gauss, karl gauss  German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (17771855)
 godel, kurt godel  United States mathematician (born in Austria) who is remembered principally for demonstrating the limitations of axiomatic systems (19061978)
 hamilton, sir william rowan hamilton, william rowan hamilton  Irish mathematician (18061865)
 hero, hero of alexandria, heron  Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
 david hilbert, hilbert  German mathematician (18621943)
 hipparchus  Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)
 jacobi, karl gustav jacob jacobi  German mathematician (18041851)
 felix klein, klein  German mathematician who created the Klein bottle (18491925)
 kronecker, leopold kronecker  German mathematician (18231891)
 laplace, marquis de laplace, pierre simon de laplace  French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (17491827)
 gottfried wilhelm leibnitz, gottfried wilhelm leibniz, leibnitz, leibniz  German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (16461716)
 lobachevsky, nikolai ivanovich lobachevsky  Russian mathematician who independently discovered nonEuclidean geometry (17921856)
 benoit mandelbrot, mandelbrot  French mathematician (born in Poland) noted for inventing fractals (born in 1924)
 andre markoff, andrei markov, markoff, markov  Russian mathematician (18561922)
 hermann minkowski, minkowski  German mathematician (born in Russia) who suggested the concept of fourdimensional spacetime (18641909)
 august f. mobius, august ferdinand mobius, mobius  German mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (17901868)
 johann muller, muller, regiomontanus  German mathematician and astronomer (14361476)
 john napier, napier  Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (15501617)
 isaac newton, newton, sir isaac newton  English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (16421727)
 emmy noether, noether  German mathematician (18821935)
 omar khayyam  Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (10501123)
 blaise pascal, pascal  French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (16231662)
 benjamin peirce, peirce  United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (18091880)
 pythagoras  Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580500 BC)
 bernhard riemann, georg friedrich bernhard riemann, riemann  pioneer of nonEuclidean geometry (18261866)
 alan mathison turing, alan turing, turing  English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (19121954)
 oswald veblen, veblen  United States mathematician (18801960)
 paul vernier, vernier  French mathematician who described the vernier scale (15801637)
 john von neumann, neumann, von neumann  United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of storedprogram digital computers (19031957)
 andre weil, weil  United States mathematician (born in France) (19061998)
 alfred north whitehead, whitehead  English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (18611947)
 norbert wiener, wiener  United States mathematician and founder of cybernetics (18941964)
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