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Friday, January 11, 2013

Read All About 'Em!


Today, just a list of links to Wikipedia for many of the best math popularizers/writers around. I've included Martin Gardner (deceased), but otherwise all others are still alive (at time of posting) and are listed in alphabetical order. Some Wikipedia entries are much more extensive than others:

Arthur Benjamin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_T._Benjamin
Gregory Chaitin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Chaitin
John Conway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horton_Conway
Philip J. Davis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_J._Davis
Keith Devlin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_devlin
Persi Diaconis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persi_Diaconis
Martin Gardner: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_gardner
Tim Gowers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Gowers 
George Hart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Hart
Vi Hart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi_Hart
Reuben Hersh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuben_Hersh
Mario Livio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Livio
Eli Maor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Maor
Barry Mazur: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Mazur
Joseph Mazur: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Mazur 
Danica McKellar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danica_McKellar
John Allen Paulos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Allen_Paulos
Ivars Peterson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivars_Peterson
Clifford Pickover: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_A._Pickover
Alfred Posamentier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Posamentier
Rudy Rucker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Rucker
Marcus du Sautoy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_du_Sautoy
Raymond Smullyan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Smullyan
Ian Stewart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stewart_%28mathematician%29
Steven Strogatz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Strogatz



3 comments:

Sol said...

Nice list, Shecky. A few of the names I don't know and will have to look them up. Your list reads like a "bucket list" of people I'd like to get to know before I die :)

"Shecky Riemann" said...

Thanks Sol; and if readers can think of more names (who have Wikipedia pages) that deserve to be listed, let me know and I'll consider adding them (there are several I already considered but chose not to include).

Sol Lederman said...

You might want to mine these websites:

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/265763/who-are-the-most-inspiring-communicators-of-math-for-a-general-audience
http://blog.ted.com/2012/11/21/8-math-talks-to-blow-your-mind/
http://www.amazon.com/Favorite-Popular-Math-Books-nonfiction/lm/R3DUP6SY0CLTIZ
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/8609/favorite-popular-math-book