For more information on any famous math people, please click on their pictures, or the name below. A short description of each mathematician is given.
René Descartes: Most known for contribution to the coordinate plane. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as the Cartesian coordinate because of Descartes.
Albert Einstein: Perhaps the most famous known scientist of all time. His theories on relativity were groundbreaking and are still used today.
Leonhard Euler: Well known for his contributions to mathematical vocabulary and notation. In particular, he is consider the founder of function notation.
Fibonacci: His given name is Leonardo of Pisa. He is most known the number sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,... which was eventually named after him as the Fibonacci Numbers.
Carl Friedrich Gauss: Considered a child prodigy that eventually realized his true potential. He made monumental contributions in the areas of set theory, statistics, and many others.
Sir Isaac Newton: Shares in the credit as the developer of Calculus!
Blaise Pascal: Contributed in several areas of mathematics, but his nameis most recognized with its connection to Pascal's Triangle.
Pythagoras: His full name is Pythagoras of Samos and he is considered "the father of numbers." He is best known for the widely used formula known as the Pythagorean Theorem.