For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
URLmathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk

The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive is a website maintained by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson and hosted by the University of St Andrews in Scotland. It contains detailed biographies on many historical and contemporary mathematicians, as well as information on famous curves and various topics in the history of mathematics.[1][2][3]

The History of Mathematics archive was an outgrowth of Mathematical MacTutor system, a HyperCard database by the same authors,[4] which won them the European Academic Software award in 1994. In the same year, they founded their web site. As of 2015, it has biographies on over 2800 mathematicians and scientists.[5]

In 2015, O'Connor and Robertson won the Hirst Prize of the London Mathematical Society for their work.[5][6] The citation for the Hirst Prize calls the archive "the most widely used and influential web-based resource in history of mathematics".[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Hughes, Barnabas (July 2007), "St Andrews History of Mathematics Archive", Convergence, Mathematical Association of America
  2. ^ Ellison, J. H. (January–February 1999), "MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive", Choice, 27 (3): 46
  3. ^ Ross, Peter (January 1999), "MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland", The College Mathematics Journal, 30 (1): 69, ProQuest 203934232
  4. ^ "MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive", CM, vol. III, no. 17, Manitoba Library Association, 25 April 1997, archived from the original on 2016-03-03
  5. ^ a b Mulcahy, Colm (19 July 2015), "MacTutor History of Mathematics website creators honoured by LMS", The Aperiodical, archived from the original on 2015-07-20, retrieved 2015-07-19.
  6. ^ a b London Mathematical Society Hirst Prize and Lectureship, University of St Andrews, School of Mathematics and Statistics, 3 July 2015, archived from the original on 2016-12-11, retrieved 2015-07-19.
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?