HyperDic: mathematician

English > 1 sense of the word mathematician:
NOUNperson mathematiciana person skilled in mathematics
mathematician > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > mathematician: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person skilled in mathematics.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
InstancesAbel, Niels Abel, Niels Henrik AbelNorwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
Alhazen, Alhacen, al-Haytham, Ibn al-Haytham, Al-Hasan ibn al-HaythamAn Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century
ArchimedesGreek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)
Bayes, Thomas BayesEnglish mathematician for whom Bayes' theorem is named (1702-1761)
Bernoulli, Jakob Bernoulli, Jacques Bernoulli, James BernoulliSwiss mathematician (1654-1705)
Bernoulli, Johann Bernoulli, Jean Bernoulli, John BernoulliSwiss mathematician (1667-1748)
Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm BesselGerman mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
Boole, George BooleEnglish mathematician
Bowditch, Nathaniel BowditchUnited States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)
Condorcet, Marquis de Condorcet, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas CaritatFrench mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
Descartes, Rene DescartesFrench philosopher and mathematician
DiophantusGreek mathematician who was the first to try to develop an algebraic notation (3rd century)
EratosthenesGreek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the Moon and sun (276-194 BC)
Euler, Leonhard EulerSwiss mathematician (1707-1783)
Fermat, Pierre de FermatFrench mathematician who founded number theory
Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph FourierFrench mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat / heat (1768-1830)
Galois, Evariste GaloisFrench mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations
Gauss, Karl Gauss, Karl Friedrich GaussGerman mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
Godel, Kurt GodelUnited States mathematician (born in Austria) who is remembered principally for demonstrating the limitations of axiomatic systems (1906-1978)
Hamilton, William Rowan Hamilton, Sir William Rowan HamiltonIrish mathematician (1806-1865)
Hero, Heron, Hero of AlexandriaGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
Hilbert, David HilbertGerman mathematician (1862-1943)
HipparchusGreek 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 JacobiGerman mathematician (1804-1851)
Klein, Felix KleinGerman mathematician who created the Klein bottle (1849-1925)
Kronecker, Leopold KroneckerGerman mathematician (1823-1891)
Laplace, Marquis de Laplace, Pierre Simon de LaplaceFrench mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
Leibniz, Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnitzGerman philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
Lobachevsky, Nikolai Ivanovich LobachevskyRussian mathematician who independently discovered non-Euclidean geometry (1792-1856)
Mandelbrot, Benoit MandelbrotFrench mathematician (born in Poland) noted for inventing fractals (born in 1924)
Markov, Andrei Markov, Markoff, Andre MarkoffRussian mathematician (1856-1922)
Minkowski, Hermann MinkowskiGerman mathematician (born in Russia) who suggested the concept of four-dimensional space-time (1864-1909)
Mobius, August F. Mobius, August Ferdinand MobiusGerman mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (1790-1868)
Muller, Johann Muller, RegiomontanusGerman mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
Napier, John NapierScottish mathematician who invented logarithms
Newton, Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac NewtonEnglish mathematician and physicist
Noether, Emmy NoetherGerman mathematician (1882-1935)
Omar KhayyamPersian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123)
Pascal, Blaise PascalFrench mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist
Peirce, Benjamin PeirceUnited States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies / studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
PythagorasGreek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem
Riemann, Bernhard Riemann, Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemannpioneer of non-Euclidean geometry (1826-1866)
Turing, Alan Turing, Alan Mathison TuringEnglish mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)
Veblen, Oswald VeblenUnited States mathematician (1880-1960)
Vernier, Paul VernierFrench mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
Weil, Andre WeilUnited States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
Whitehead, Alfred North WhiteheadEnglish philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
Wiener, Norbert WienerUnited States mathematician and founder of cybernetics (1894-1964)
von Neumann, Neumann, John von NeumannUnited States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)
NarroweralgebraistA mathematician whose specialty is algebra
arithmeticiansomeone who specializes in arithmetic
geometer, geometricianA mathematician specializing in geometry
number theoristA mathematician specializing in number theory
probability theoristA mathematician who specializes in probability theory
statistician, mathematical statisticianA mathematician who specializes in statistics
trigonometricianA mathematician specializing in trigonometry
BroaderscientistA person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
Spanishmatemática, matemático
Nounsmathematicsa science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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