Suzanne Alejandre, math teacher
Suzanne Alejandre is
Educational
Resource & Service Developer at The Math Forum @ Drexel.
She has been providing online lesson plans conforming
to the NCTM Standards
(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).
Suzanne's Mathematics Lessons

Ask Dr. Math

The Math Forum @ Drexel
John Baez, mathematical physicist (b.1961)
Professor
at UC Riverside, interested in
Category theory.
The folk singer Joan Baez (b.19410109) is his cousin.
John C. Baez was a oneman army who answered
many
physics questions on sci.physics.research.
The aperiodic column
he started in 1993 would inspire the blog format.
This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics

nLab

Stuff
&
Fun Stuff

ncategory Café

Azimuth

24

WP
Alexander Bogomolny, software developer
Former Associate Prof. of Mathematics, University of Iowa.
Until May 2004, Alexander Bogomolny had a
monthly column
on the site of the Mathematical Association of America.
Cut The Knot

Other Math Sites

PhD (1981)
Dr. Kevin S. Brown (Kent, WA)
Kevin Brown signs his name only
once
in his MathPages website
(which doesn't have any external links).
Before 1999, he was discussing
Relativity and other mathematical topics on USENET.
He's related to Fred Olden,
not Anatoly.
MathPages.com

Reflections on Relativity

Kevin Brown's Storefront
Chris K. Caldwell, number theorist (b. 1956)
Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
at UT Martin.
home

The Prime Pages

The Prime Glossary

PhD (1984)
Peter J. Cameron, mathematician (b. 1947)
Born in Australia. Emeritus professor of mathematics at
Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL).
Currently (2014) Prof. Cameron is also working parttime as professor of mathematics at the
University of SaintAndrews, Scotland
(School of Mathematics & Statistics).
Home

Blog

BabaiCameron theorem

Video (2013)

Theorem of the Day

Wikipedia
David W. Cantrell, mathematician (b. 1949)
Known for his presence on mathematical newsgroups,
where he answers popular questions and offers original contributions,
David Cantrell also contributes to
MathWorld,
Numericana, etc.
Ignorance is bliss...

Recent Posts

FaceBook
Umberto Cerruti, algebraist (b. 1948)
Department of Mathematics, University of Torino (Italy).
Math News
Jim Clark, chemistry teacher (b. 1944)
A
Cambridge
graduate who spent over 30 years
teaching Alevel chemistry (to 1618 year old students).
In 1997, he retired from
Truro School (Cornwall)
to concentrate on writing and promoting a true understanding of chemistry.
about

Amazon page

Chemguide online
Dianna Cowern, physicist (b. 1989)
She created the Physics Girl channel in 2011.
Dianna Cowern has enrolled a team of halfadozen parttime people,
including writers Sophia Chen
and Jade TanHolmes who went on to create her own
successful channel in 2016.
(Science Magazine, 20170316.)
Physics Girl

about

bio

UCSD

Everipedia

Google talk

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter
Karl Dahlke, blind scientist (b. 1960)
Dahlke has been totally blind since age 10.
He once managed to write a speech synthesizer on his Apple II using the bell as sole feedback.
His textbased
mathematical site is so good that it can be extremely
useful to sighted people.
home

edbrowse (Editor Browser
for the blind )

ebook

mathreference.com
David Darling, science writer (b. 1953)
David Darling earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from
Manchester
in 1977 under
Zdenek Kopal
and worked for Cray Research...
A fulltime writer since 1982, Darling has lived in both the US
and the UK. He has been running his websites since 1999.
The Worlds of David Darling

Encyclopedia of Science

Sustainable Living

Children's Encyclopedia
Glenn A. Elert, physics teacher (b. 1964)
Glenn Elert teaches at
Midwood High School at Brooklyn College (NY).
He acts as the editor of the Physics Factbook, a large collection of
essays written by highschool students as an exercise in
library research methods (in a scientific context).
home

Hypertextbook
+ new

Physics Factbook

Get Bent

Twitter
David A. Eppstein, computer scientist (b. 1963)
Professor in the School of Information and Computer Science,
at UC Irvine.
The Geometry Junkyard

Ph.D. 1989

home

blog

Google+

Wikipedia
Hank Green (b. 1980)
Hank started the VlogBrothers
channel in 2007 with his brother
John (b. 1977).
Hank's portfolio grew to includes
SciShow,
SciShow Kids,
SciShow Space,
SciShow Psych ...
He also hosts
PBS Eons
(PBS Digital Studios, 20170622)
with Kallie Moore
and Blake de Pastino.
home

Crash Course (since 2011)

Internet Creators Guild

Wikipedia

Twitter
CGP Grey (b. 1980)
Colin Gregory Palmer Grey.
Podcasts: Hello, Internet (HI) with Brady Haran and
Cortex with Myke Hurley.
home

Reddit
/ 2

Patreon

500k

1M

2M

Wikipedia

Facebook

Twitter
James Grime
(b. 1980)
Born and raised in Nottingham.
Msci from Lancaster and
Ph.D. from York
(2007,
under Maxim Nazarov).
Now a public speaker based at
Cambridge's
Institute of Continuing Education,
he is best known as a regular on Brady Haran's Numberphile.
Grime also runs the SingingBanana channel.
home

about

Juggling

Maths Gear

Millenium Maths Project
(Enigma)

Interview

Reddit

G+

FB
Brady Haran, Australian video journalist
Brady started the
Periodic Table of Videos
(PTOV) in 2008 as an unscripted series of interviews with
Martyn Poliakoff.
This grew
into several series about Science (more recently, religion and philosophy)
featuring an endearing bunch of faculty members at the
University of Nottingham.
home

blog

Periodic Table of Videos

Sixty Symbols

Test Tube

Backstage Science

My Favourite Scientist
Victoria Hart is the talented child of
MoMath cofounder
George W. Hart (b. 1955)
himself noted for his
"Virtual Polyhedra" page
(online encyclopedia of polyhedra, 1996).
Vi Hart achieved viral fame with
stopmotion animations
on math themes. She once called herself gender agnostic.
home

about

YouTube

Channel 2

Viméo

Khan Academy
(2012)

My niece, Vi Hart

Wikipedia

Twitter
Chris Hillman, general relativist
Chris started
RelWWW
as a graduate student at
UW in 1992.
He left his pages in the care of John Baez before returning in
March 2007,
disappointed by his
Wikipedia experience.
Sadly, Hillman lost faith again in June 2007 but remains
active online.
Relativity on the World Wide Web
("RelWWW" closed down in June 2007)

Ersatz,
S. Carroll,
etc.
Kelsey HoustonEdwards, mathematician
A native of San Diego, she's currently a
Ph.D. Student at Cornell (BA 2013, MS 2016).
In September 2016, Kelsey created the YouTube channel PBS Infinite Series,
hosting it until Nov. 2017 (it closed in May 2018).
She was named
AMSAAAS MassMedia Fellow
at NOVA Next in 2016.
PBS Infinite Series
(farewell)

Hum 110 @
Reed College (Portland, OR)

AMS Blogs

AAS

Twitter
Colin Hughes, British Teacher
In October 2001, Colin Hughes started
Project Euler
(as a section of MathsChallenge.net)
where readers are posed mathematical questions which can be
answered by designing a computer program that can run in "less than a minute".
Project Euler

MathsChallenge.net

Wikipedia (Project Euler)

Programming
Sal Khan (b. 1976)
Salman Khan
Khan Academy

Wikipedia
Robert Lawrence Kuhn (b. 1944)
Robert Kuhn holds a BS in biology (Johns Hopkins, 1964)
a doctorate in
brain research
(UCLA, 1968) and a midcareer MBA
(MIT Sloan, 1980).
Kuhn is a financial advisor and political commentator with ties to
China.
He has hosted and produced the PBS series Closer to Truth since 2000.
YouTube

Closer to Truth

Wikipedia
Ron Kurtus, engineer (b. 1940)
Ron Kurtus is an engineer who spent a few years in the entertainment industry
before returning to electrooptical engineering.
He has established a strong online presence focusing on Science education,
mostly at the highschool level.
home

School for Champions (SfC)

SfC Publishing
Cynthia Lanius, teacher & activist
Cynthia Lanius is
vocal
about the underrepresentation of women in mathematics and computing.
She is
Associate
director for The Math Forum @ Drexel,
but continues to maintain her own k12 math site, hosted at Rice University.
Fun Mathematics Lessons (K12)

Ask Dr. Math

The Math Forum @ Drexel
Walter Lewin, professor of physics (b. 1936)
Walter Lewin is an astrophysicist
and a teacher with a flair for showmanship.
His legendary undergraduate lectures at MIT
were broadcasted by UWTV (Seattle) and were online in video form,
through MIT's OpenCourseWare.
In March 2017, Quora
blocked /
unblocked him. So, he left.
(New) YouTube Channel

home

8.01

8.02

8.03

NY Times

Last lecture

2015
Dr. Don Lincoln, particle physicist (b. 1964)
Don got his Ph.D. from Rice in 1994.
He helped discover the top quark at Fermilab in 1995
and the Higgs Boson at the LHC in 2012.
He is a noted popularizer of highenergy physics.
Since 2011,
Don has been producing and hosting great outreach videos for Fermilab
(see some samples).
home

CV

Fermilab channel

EPS HEPP Outreach Prize (2013)

Notre Dame

Twitter

Wikipedia
Brian J. McManus, Irish engineer (c. 1988)
He holds a BS in biomedical engineering from
NUI Galway (2011) and an MS
in aeronautical engineering from
Limerick (2013).
In 2016, inspired by Destin Sandlin,
Brian started producing videos fulltime about engineering topics.
He founded Junto Media in 2017
(14 employees).
Personal

Real Engineering (2016)
+ Patreon + FB

Showmakers (2017)

LinkedIn

Twitter

Instagram
Jeff Miller, educator
A teacher at Gulf High School
in New Port Richey
(Florida) Jeff Miller maintains an authoritative page about the
"Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics".
home

Words of Mathematics

Mathematical Symbols

Stamps

other pages
Derek Muller, physics educator (b. 1982)
Muller created 3 YouTube channels:
Veritasium (Jan. 2011),
2veritasium (Jul. 2012),
and Sciencium (Feb. 2017).
Muller holds a Ph.D. in science education.
He is concerned with the way misconceptions arise and are communicated,
in physics and elsewhere: E.g.,
Illusion of Truth,
PostTruth.
Veritasium

home

bio

Interview

Graphene

Wikipedia

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

[2015]
Robert Munafo, programmer (b. 1964)
An amateur mathematician whose interests include integer sequences,
large numbers and fractals (especially the
Mandelbrot set)
Munafo maintains an authoritative site on trivia
about specific numbers.
He has contributed to Sloane's OEIS.
home

OEIS wiki

MCS

RIES

Numbers

Large Numbers

Mandelbrot set

GrayScott model
Carl R. "Rod" Nave,
professor of physics
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University.
The quaint style of
HyperPhysics
comes from the HyperCard^{ ®} system
(Apple Computer) for which it was originally designed.
HyperPhysics
[ without index frame ]

HyperMath
John J. O'Connor (b. 1945)
J.J. O'Connor is one of the two editors (with E.F. Robertson)
of the authoritative MacTutor History of Mathematics archive,
which is the most popular online
part of the Mathematical MacTutor "stack"
(running on Apple's HyperCard
system).
home

MacTutor History of Mathematics

Wikipedia
Sten F. Odenwald, astronomer (b. 1952)
Born in Karlskoga, Sweden, Sten Odenwald
received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard in 1982.
Author of several books, he is currently affiliated with NASA's
GSFC and the
Catholic University of America.
Diagnosed with cancer in 2008, he is now in
remission and optimistic!
blog / bio

Space Math @ NASA

IMAGE

Hinode

Ask the Astronomer

The Astronomy Café
Matt O'Dowd, astrophysicist (b. 1973)
Matt O'Dowd was a
Lehman
College astrophysics professor when he was recruited as host for the very popular
PBS Web Series Space Time in
August 2015
to replace Gabe PerezGiz, (who moved to the
NSF in Washington).
Graeme Gossel writes scripts for that channel.
PBS Space Time (YouTube)

CV

Twitter
Matt Parker, mathematics communicator
Parker is a former teacher of highschool mathematics from Australia.
Since 2014, he has been married to science communicator
Lucie Green.
home

standupmaths

Matt Parker

Interview

Royal Institution

Wikipedia
Ed Pegg, Jr., Math recreationist (b. 1963)
As a mathematician with a strong interest in recreational mathematics,
Ed Pegg Jr. may well be the heir apparent to
Martin Gardner
19142010) in the Internet era.
He helped Stephen Wolfram with NKS and
joined MathWorld in 2004.
Ed Pegg Jr.'s Math Games (MAA Column)

MathPuzzle.com

Wikipedia
Dan Piponi, computer graphics guru (b. 1966)
Thinker, tinkerer and Academy Award winner...
Signing sigfpe,
Dan Piponi maintains a blog entitled A Neighborhood of Infinity
(great name!) which features some superb essays about
quantum physics and other mathematical topics.
sigfpe

A Neighborhood of Infinity (blog)

Google Science Fair (20121219)
Simon Plouffe, numerologist (b. 1956)
He collaborated to Sloane's Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
Plouffe is best known for his Inverter, which looks for symbolic
expressions of decimal numbers (that allowed
me to identify the
transfinite sum of the harmonic series as Log 2p
in a matter of seconds, on 20180712).
home

Plouffe's Inverter
Burkard Polster, mathematician (b. 1965)
He started his Mathologer videos in 2015, with the help
of Giuseppe Gerachitano.
He has authored many books,
some with fellow
mathematician Marty Ross (author of the blog Bad Mathematics,
mathematicalcrap.com).
Since 2004, the pair has maintained
a joint website, entitled Maths Masters.
home

Ph.D. 1993

Mathologer (YouTube Channel)

Wiki

Juggling

Monash University
Henry Reich, physicist (b. 1988)
Creator of the
MinutePhysics videos (June 2011).
Reich illustrates with stick figures pithy comments which are
scientifically accurate.
Holding an MS in Physics (his thesis is on GR)
he became a digital
artist in residence at the Perimeter Institute.
MinutePhysics (FB)

Henry's List

Anniversary

Making of...
by Brady Haran

Minute Earth

Google+
Edmund F. Robertson (b. 1943)
Edmund Robertson is one of the two editors (with John O'Connor)
of the authoritative MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
He is a Professor emeritus of pure mathematics at the
University of St Andrews.
home

CV

stats

MacTutor History of Mathematics

Wikipedia
Russell J. Rowlett, metrologist (b. 1944)
He was director of the
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (which was closed due to budget cuts,
on 20100630).
Rowlett advocates his own system
for naming large numbers
by combining metric
and Greek
(chemical) prefixes.
home

genealogy

Lighthouse directory

A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
David J. Rusin (b. 1957)
A former associate professor of mathematics at
NIU (19862010)
he's moved to the
University of Texas.
Dave Rusin launched a website in 1996 to share
mathematical tidbits he had collected since 1990,
using the Mathematics Subject Classification
(MSC).
home

bio

personal

The Mathematical Atlas

Index (MSC)
Grant Sanderson
Graduated from Stanford in 2015.
Q&A, 2018 (10:20).
3Blue1Brown

about

manim

Patreon

YouTube

Reddit

Twitter

Education Innovation (2012)
Destin Sandlin, engineer (b. 1981)
Having posted educational videos since 2007,
he launched Smarter Every Day on
20110424
(retroactively including his first millionview video, posted on
20080615).
SmarterEveryDay

Channel 2

Skepticon 8

Huffington Post

Twitter
(personal)

Wikipedia
Christoph Schiller (b. 1960)
Christoph Schiller is a citizen of the world who was raised in Italy, studied physics
in Germany and obtained a Belgian Ph.D. in physics.
He has made available for free download (pdf) a nicely crafted
physics textbook of about 1500 pages.
home

Motion Mountain
Alom Shaha, filmmaker
Born in Bangladesh, raised in London, UK (where he works).
Alom Shaha is a physics teacher, filmmaker,
science writer and TV producer.
His approach to science communication was rewarded by a fellowship of the
National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts.
home

article

Labreporter

The Young Atheist's Handbook

Recipes for Wonder
Neil J.A. Sloane, AMS Fellow (b. 1939)
Neil James Alexander Sloane created a huge
encyclopedia (oeis.org) of noteworthy integer
sequences. Each sequence is uniquely identified by a 6digit Anumber
(e.g., A000055)
known far and wide as a Sloane number.
home

stats

OnLine Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

Last page of
100K EParty

WP

Sloane's Gap
Michael Stevens (b. 1986)
What matters more? Being right or fitting in?
Stevens launched the
VSauce YouTube channel on June 24, 2010.
It has now more than 12 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views.
Four successful spinoffs are hosted by Stevens himself,
Kevin Lieber or Jake Roper.
bio

VSauce

Vbio by Dale Winslow

TED

Why ask?

Reddit

Twitter

Facebook

Wikipedia
Leonard Susskind, top physicist (b. 1940)
One of the founders of string theory
(he coined the term worldsheet).
Professor of theoretical physics at
Stanford
since 1979.
His ongoing series of videos on Modern Physics
(Stanford Continuing Studies) have been available online since 2008.
blog

stats

LearnOutLoud

Wikipedia
Jade TanHolmes, Australian physicist
(b. 1992)
She says 3 years of applied physics
(BS)
taught her she was terrible at experiments.
She got interested in making physics and math videos on YouTube and
started out as a writer for Physics Girl (2012)
where she played herself once (2018).
Jade launched her own channel Up and Atom in April 2016.
Up and Atom

Personal channel

IMDb

FB

Instagram

LinkedIn

Twitter
(Apr. 30)
Terence Tao,
mathematician (b. 1975)
Born in Australia,
Terence ChiShen Tao
is a professor of mathematics at UCLA
(he was granted full professorship at age 24).
Terry Tao received the Fields Medal in 2006
(see PAP) and was
elected a
Fellow of the Royal Society (2007).
home

stats

video profile

What's New?

blog

PhD (Princeton, 1996)

Wikipedia
Vitalii Vanovschi, software engineer
Vitalii Vanovschi created The Number Empire in 2006.
He is a computer scientist with a strong interest in chemistry.
In 2009, he obtained his Ph.D from the
University of Southern California
and became a software engineer at Google.
home

LinkedIn

The Number Empire

Integral Calculator

Number Factorizer
Mike de Villiers, mathematics education
A former highschool teacher
(HDE
in 1978, "Best Science Teacher" in 1983,
DEd in 1990)
who went on to teach mathematics education.
Former editor of
PYTHAGORAS,
author of 7 books and over 150 papers.
Vicechair of the SA
Mathematics Olympiad since 1997.
home

Sketchpad

Documents

Constant Width
Eric W. Weisstein, encyclopedist (b. 1969)
Weisstein holds a BA in Physics from
Cornell (1990) and
degrees in Planetary Astronomy from
Caltech
(MS in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1996).
He created MathWorld,
a major online encyclopedia which was threatened, in 2000, by an
infamous lawsuit from
CRC,
publisher of a book based on it.
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home

Eric's Favorite Links

Treasure Troves of Science

World of Mathematics

World of Physics
Robin Whitty, theorem collector (b. 1960)
Whitty received his Ph.D. in 1984
from London South Bank
University, where he has served as a visiting professor.
Inspired by MacTutor's
Mathematician
of the Day,
Robin Whitty started
Theorem of the Day in 2005, aiming for
366 theorems.
Ph.D. 1984

CV

MathSci

Theorem of the Day

Theorems by Women
(calendar)

Links

Cameos

MS
Edward L. "Ned" Wright, cosmologist
Astronomy Professor at UCLA (Los Angeles).
stats

Cosmology Tutorial

Cosmology Calculator
Science YouTubers
BrainSTEM meeting of 2012, informally covered in
Veritassium and
Sixty Symbols.
Sharing Science on the Web

Giants of Science

Solvay Conferences

Armorial

Taupe Laplace
Nicolas Bourbaki

Lucien Refleu

Roger Apéry

Serge Haroche

Other Biographies
