Mathematicians & Statisticians MUST KNOWS

Here’s the list of people that I meet while during my course of study. Say Hi to them, and don’t forget to thank them. ❤❤

Background: Clergyman, amateur scientist, mathematician
Achievement: Solution for probabilities in gambling, Insurance in paper ‘Essay towards solving a problem in the doctrine of chances’, inverse probability

Background: Claimed himself to be best mathematician in France(arguably true)
Achievement: Astronomy(nebular hypothesis), Paper ‘Théorie analytique des probabilités’ states ‘probability theory is nothing but common sense reduced to calculation’, inverse probability(Bayes Theorem) used to solve problems in life expectance, jurisprudence, planetary masses, triangulation, error estimation

Background: Austrian Physicist
Achievement: Created Statistical Mechanics, Boltzmann constant, used Thermodynamic Entropy in statistical meanings

Background: Graduated from Michigan and MIT, worked at AT&T Bell Telephone laboratories
Achievement: Paper ‘A Mathematical Theory of Communication’ for modern information theory, introduced the word ‘bit’

Background: Swiss mathematician, first in family to pursue Science and mathematics, philosophy, theology
Achievement: ‘The Art of Conjecture’ deals with topic in probability theory, Bernoulli Distribution

Background: modest and reserved German mathematician
Achievement: Number theory, mechanics, astronomy, Analysis of Fourier Series, Dirichlet theorems, Dirichlet’s distribution, proved Fermat’s Last Theorem

Background: German mathematician, scientist, hardworking perfectionist

Achievement: Gaussian Distribution, Least square assumption of Normal distribution of errors, Non- Euclidean geometry,

Background: American Psychologist
Achievement: Notable work in Artificial Intelligence, Perceptron in machine learning, ‘Principles of Neurodynamics: Perceptrons and The Theory of Brain Mechanisms’

  • Joseph-Louis Lagrange(1736–1813)

Background: Italian mathematician, astronomer
Achievement: Number Theory, classical and celestial mechanics, theory of equations

  • Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752–1833)

Background: French mathematician, physicist

Achievements: Legendre transformation, Legendre polynomials, Legendre transform, Elliptic functions, Introducing the character ∂, Proof of Fermat’s last Theorem

* Pierre de Fermat(1607–1665)

Background: French Lawyer, Mathematician

Achievement: Contributions to number theory, analytic geometry, probability theory, Folium of Descartes, Fermat’s principle, Fermat’s little theorem, Fermat’s Last Theorem, Adequality, Fermat’s “difference quotient” method and many more

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Resources:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Bishop

Problem Solver, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Knowledge Sharer, Hardcore Googler

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