List of American mathematicians
This is a list of American mathematicians.
- James Waddell Alexander II (1888-1971)
- Stephanie B. Alexander, elected in 2014 as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to geometry, for high-quality exposition, and for exceptional teaching of mathematics"
- Ann S. Almgren, applied mathematician who works as a senior scientist and group leader of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Frederick Almgren (1933-1997)
- Benjamin Banneker (1731–1806)
- Augustin Banyaga (b. 1947 in Rwanda)
- Jon Barwise (1942-2000)
- Richard Bellman (1920-1984)
- Leonid Berlyand (1957 -
- George David Birkhoff (1884-1944)
- David Blackwell (1919–2010)
- Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838)
- Felix Browder (1927-2016)
- William Browder (1934-)
- Marjorie Lee Browne (1914–1979), taught at North Carolina Central University
- Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879-1967)
- Alonzo Church (1903-1995)
- William Schieffelin Claytor (1908–1967), third African-American to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania^{[1]}^{[2]}
- Paul Cohen (1934-2007)
- Elbert Frank Cox (1895–1969), first black person in the world to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cornell University
- Joseph J. Dennis (1905–1977), Clark College
- Joseph L. Doob (1910-2004)
- Jesse Douglas (1897-1965)
- Samuel Eilenberg (1913-1998)
- Jerald Ericksen (1924-)
- Etta Zuber Falconer (1933–2002)
- Lisa Fauci, applied mathematician who applies computational fluid dynamics to biological processes
- Charles Fefferman (1949-)
- Henry Burchard Fine (1858-1928)
- Erica Flapan (1956-), researcher in low-dimensional topology and knot theory
- Ralph Fox (1913-1973)
- Michael Freedman (1951-)
- Ralph E. Gomory (1929-)
- Daniel Gorenstein (1923-1992)
- Ronald Graham (1935-)
- Evelyn Boyd Granville (b. 1924)
- Frank Harary (1921-2005)
- Euphemia Haynes (1890–1980), first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics
- Gloria Conyers Hewitt (born 1935)
- George William Hill (1838-1914)
- Einar Hille (1894-1980)
- Alston Scott Householder (1904-1993)
- Nathan Jacobson (1910-1999)
- Clifford Victor Johnson, awarded B.S. from Imperial College in 1989
- Katherine Johnson (b. 1918)
- Howard Jerome Keisler (1936-)
- Victor Klee (1925-2007)
- Harold W. Kuhn (1925-2014)
- Kenneth Kunen (1943-)
- Suzanne Lenhart, researcher in partial differential equations; president of the Association for Women in Mathematics, 2001-2003
- James Lepowsky (1944-)
- Marie Litzinger, (1899–1952), number theorist
- Saunders Mac Lane (1909-2005)
- W. T. Martin (1911-2004)
- William S. Massey (1920-2017)
- John N. Mather (1942-2017)
- Barry Mazur (1937-)
- Curtis T. McMullen (1958-)
- Elliott Mendelson (1931-)
- Dale Marsh Mesner (1923-2009)
- Winifred Edgerton Merrill(1862-1951)
- Kelly Miller (1863–1939)
- Kenneth Millett (1941-)
- John Milnor (1931-)
- Susan Montgomery (1943-)
- Marston Morse (1892-1977)
- George Mostow (1923-2017)
- Frederick Mosteller (1916-2006)
- David Mumford (1937-)
- John Forbes Nash Jr. (June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015)
- Walter Noll (1925-)
- Michael O'Nan (1943-2017)
- Benjamin Peirce (1809-1880)
- Javier Perez-Capdevila (b. 1963 in Cuba)
- Vera Pless, (1931– ), mathematician specializing in combinatorics and coding theory
- Daniel Quillen (1940-2011)
- Charles Reason (1818–1893)
- Fred S. Roberts (1943-)
- Herbert Robbins (1915-2001)
- J. Barkley Rosser (1907-1989)
- Gerald Sacks (1933-)
- Thomas Jerome Schaefer (Ph.D. 1978)
- Dana Scott (1932-)
- James Serrin (1926-2012)
- Claude Shannon (1916-2001)
- Isadore Singer (1924-)
- Charles Coffin Sims (1938-2017)
- George Seligman (1927-)
- Stephen Smale (1930-)
- Raymond Smullyan (1919-2017)
- Edwin Spanier (1921-1996)
- Link Starbureiy
- Norman Steenrod (1910-1971)
- Clarence F. Stephens (b. 1917)
- Lee Stiff (b. 1941) ^{[3]}
- Marshall Harvey Stone (1903-1989)
- Theodore Strong (1790-1869)
- Walter R. Talbot (1909–1979), fourth African-American to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
- Terence Tao (1975-)
- Jean Taylor (1944-)
- John G. Thompson (1932-)
- William Thurston (1936-2012)
- Clifford Truesdell (1919-2000)
- John Tukey (1915-2000)
- John Urschel (b. 1991)
- Oswald Veblen (1880-1960)
- Herbert Wilf (1931-2012)
- J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. (1923–2011)
- Robert Lee Wilson (b. ? -)
- Hassler Whitney (1907-1989)
- Dudley Weldon Woodard (1881–1965), second African-American to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
- David N. Yetter (1957-)
References
- ^ "William Claytor, a mathematical genius". African American Registry. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- ^ "Williams W. Schieffelin Claytor". Mathematiciansof the African Diaspora. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- ^ Listed by the NCSU College of Education, in a citation for their Distinguished Alumni Award Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine., as being the recipient of the 1993 NCSU Provost's African-American Professional Development Award.
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