Fibonacci | | gave three fandamental laws of planetary motion, worked in optics and geometry |

Copernicus | | French lawy who worked in the foundations of calculus |

Einstein | | founder of symboli logic |

Archimedes | | formulated the basic laws of falling bodies |

Viete | | work in geometry had the greatest influence in that area after Euclid |

Weierstrass | | Greek mathematician who wrote "The Elements" |

Gateaux | | famous for work on prime numbers and for measuring the diameter of the earth |

Polya | | constructed the theory of complex functions by means of power series |

Galois | | initiated the study of quantum mechanics |

Cantor | | investigated "integration in infinitely many dimensions" |

Doppler | | Scottish scholar who invented logarithms |

Fermat | | originator of algebraic topology |

Poincare | | proved the stability of the solar system, put the theory of mathematical probability on a sound footing |

Grassmann | | first to provide a rigorous proof that pi is irrational |

Bolyai | | worked extensively in Fractal Geometry |

Mandelbrot | | first to proof a famous right triangle theorem |

Descartes | | theory of relativity |

Pythagoras | | born in Italy, took part in the Los Alamos project to build the atomic bomb |

Boole | | pseudonym for Charles Dodgson |

Fermi | | between 1820 and 1823 prepared a treatise on a complete system of non-Euclidean geometry |

Kepler | | inventor of pulleys and a screw pumping device |

Eratosthenes | | father of differential geometry |

Napier | | established the science of hydrodynamics |

Euclid | | Polish astronomer and mathematician who proposed the earth's yearly motion around a stationary sun |

Hilbert | | Contributed to the theory of elliptical functional |

Chebyshev | | pioneered the theory of permutation groups |

Jacobi | | recent mathematician who worked in probability, analysis, number theory, geometry, combinatorics, and mathematical physics |

Planck | | "I think, therefore I am." |

LordRaleigh | | German mathematician who developed the present day notation for the differential and integral calculus |

Cauchy | | founded set theory |

Lobachevsky | | produced a method of determining when a general equation could be solved by radicals |

Laplace | | investigated number theory, famous for orthogonal polynomials |

Monge | | published a paper which considered both the motion of the source and the motion of the observer on the apparent pitch of sound |

Lasker | | worked on the theory of waves, discovered the gas Argon |

Carroll | | developed a general calculus for vectors |

Peano | | world chess champion who introduced the notion of a primary ideal |

Leibniz | | approached logic by reducing it to simple algebra |

Lambert | | first account on non-Euclidian geometry to appear in print |

Galileo | | introduced the Hindu-Arabic place-valued decimal system and the use of Arabic numerals into Europe |

Stokes | | French mathematician who introduced the first systematic algebraic notation |