Mathematician Biographies at the Mathematics Library

Now on Display in the Math Library: Famous Mathematician Biographies!

This month we are celebrating the famous mathematicians whose biographies live in the collections of the Math Library, including Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the first woman to be made a professor of mathematics at Illinois.

Books on Display:

Turbulent times in mathematics : the life of J.C. Fields and the history of the Fields medal / Elaine McKinnon Riehm, Frances Hoffman. (Math 510.92 F4605r)

How euler did even more. / by Edward C. Sandifer (Math 510.92 Eu53s)

In service to mathematics : the life and work of Mina Rees / by Amy Shell-Gellasch. (Math 510.92 R259s)

Imitation game : Alan Turing decoded / written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis. (Math 510.92 T846o)

Lady mathematician in this strange universe : memoirs / Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, Emeritus Professor of the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France), member of French Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (Math 510.92 C456m:E)

Clouds are not spheres : a portrait of Benoît Mandelbrot, the founding father of fractal geometry / Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, BECTU, the Media and Entertainment Union, UK. (Math 510.92 M312l)

Makers of mathematics / Stuart Hollingdale. (Math 510.922 H724M1991)

Fürstin der Wissenschaft : die Lebensgeschichte der Sofja Kowalewskaja / Cordula Tollmien. (Math 510.92 K849TO)

Julia, a life in mathematics / Constance Reid. (Math 510.92 R556j)

A³ & his algebra : how a boy from Chicago’s west side became a force in American mathematics / Nancy E. Albert. (Math 510.92 Al14a)

Biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, an eighteenth-century woman mathematician : with translations of some of her work from Italian into English / Antonella Cupillari ; with a foreword by Patricia R. Allaire. (Math 510.92 A272c)

Other Famous Mathematician Biographies:

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / by Margot Lee Shetterly Math 510.92520973 L515h

Change is possible : stories of women and minorities in mathematics / by Patricia C. Kenschaft Math 510.82 K412c

Some eminent Indian mathematicians of the twentieth century / by Jagat Narain Kapur Math 510.92254 SO521989

Courant in Göttingen and New York : the story of an improbable mathematician / by Constance Reid Math B.C857 R

The way I remember it by Walter Rudin / Math 510.92 R834r

Eye of the hurricane : an autobiography / by Richard Bellman / Math 510.924 B417E

The mathematical world of Walter Noll : a scientific biography / by Yurie A. Ignatieff Math  510.92 N72I


A special thanks to Ellen Lechman, Grainger Engineering Library Graduate Assistant, for creating this Mathematics Library exhibit.


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