The history of our world has been greatly influenced by its mathematicians. They have developed the code and strategies and understanding that has allowed trade, agriculture, industry, management, engineering and science to develop. In this part of my website, I would like to draw your attention to some amazing men and women from all periods who can inspire and intrigue you. They are presented in no particular order.

Mathematicians and Scientists ~ First Set of 20

- Chocolate and Mathematics ~ The Story of Milo c. 500 BC
- Robert Recorde and His Invention of the “Equals Sign” in 1557
- John von Neumann (1903-1957)
- Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)
- Joseph John (J J) Thompson (1856-1940)
- Richard Feynman (1918-1988)
- Manfred Clynes (1925- )
- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
- Edward Kasner (1878-1955), Milton Sirotta (1929-c.1980), and the Googol
- Eratosthenes of Alexandria (276 BC – 194 BC)
- Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)

Graeme and the maths material made available really helped me through HSC two unit mathematics. The maths I learnt back then I still use in my university degree today, and will most likely use in the future.

Jane C (student, 2010)

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