Suzanne Alejandre, math teacher
Suzanne Alejandre is
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 C. Baez, mathematical physicist (b.1961)
Professor of mathematics, at
UC Riverside and
cousin of the American folk singer Joan Baez (b.1941-01-09).
John Baez is a one-man Internet army who has answered
physics questions on sci.physics.research.
In 1993, he started an aperiodic column
reputed to have inspired the blog format.
Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics
John Baez's Stuff
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
Dr. Kevin S. Brown (Kent, WA)
Brown signs his name only
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
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.
The Prime Pages
The Prime Glossary
Peter J. Cameron, mathematician (b. 1947)
Emeritus professor of mathematics at
Currently (2014) Prof. Cameron is also working part-time as professor of mathematics at the
University of Saint-Andrews, Scotland
(School of Mathematics & Statistics).
Theorem of the Day
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
Ignorance is bliss...
Umberto Cerruti, algebraist (b. 1948)
Department of Mathematics, University of Torino (Italy).
Jim Clark, chemistry teacher (b. 1944)
graduate who spent over 30 years
teaching A-level chemistry (to 16-18 year old students).
In 1997, he retired from
Truro School (Cornwall)
to concentrate on writing and promoting a true understanding of chemistry.
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.
mathematical site is so good that it can be extremely
useful to sighted people.
edbrowse (Editor Browser
for the blind )
David Darling, science writer (b. 1953)
David Darling earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from
in 1977 under
and worked for Cray Research...
A full-time 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
Glenn Elert, physics teacher
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 high-school students as an exercise in
library research methods (in a scientific context).
David A. Eppstein, computer scientist
Professor in the School of Information and Computer Science,
at UC Irvine.
The Geometry Junkyard
Brady Haran, Australian video journalist
Brady started the
Periodic Table of Videos
(PTOV) in 2008 as an unscripted series of interviews with
into several series about Science (more recently, religion and philosophy)
featuring an endearing bunch of faculty members at the
University of Nottingham.
Periodic Table of Videos
My Favourite Scientist
Chris Hillman, general relativist
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
Sadly, Hillman lost faith again in June 2007 but remains
Relativity on the World Wide Web
("RelWWW" closed down in June 2007)
Colin Hughes, British Teacher
In October 2001, Colin Hughes started
(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".
Wikipedia (Project Euler)
Ron Kurtus, engineer (b. 1940)
Ron Kurtus is an engineer who spent a few years in the entertainment industry
before returning to electro-optical engineering.
He has established a strong online presence focusing on Science education,
mostly at the high-school level.
School for Champions (SfC)
Cynthia Lanius, teacher & activist
Cynthia Lanius is
about the underrepresentation of women in mathematics and computing.
director for The Math Forum @ Drexel,
but continues to maintain her own k-12 math site, hosted at Rice University.
Fun Mathematics Lessons (K-12)
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 are available online in video form,
through MIT's OpenCourseWare.
Physics | Electricity & Magnetism | Vibrations & Waves
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".
Words of Mathematics
Robert Munafo, programmer (b. 1964)
An amateur mathematician whose interests include integer sequences,
large numbers and fractals (especially the
Munafo maintains an authoritative site on trivia
about specific numbers.
He has contributed to Sloane's OEIS.
Carl R. "Rod" Nave,
professor of physics
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University.
The quaint style of
comes from the HyperCard ® system
(Apple Computer) for which it was originally designed.
[ without index frame ]
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
History of Mathematics
Sten F. Odenwald, astronomer (b. 1952)
Born in Karlskoga, Sweden, Sten Odenwald
received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard in 1982.
An award-winning educator and author of several books,
he is currently affiliated with NASA's
GSFC and the
Catholic University of America.
blog / bio
Space Math @ NASA
Ask the Astronomer
The Astronomy Café
Ed Pegg, Jr. (1963-) recreational mathematician
As a mathematician with a strong interest in recreational mathematics,
Ed Pegg Jr. may well be the heir apparent
to Martin Gardner
(1914-2010) in the Internet era.
He helped Stephen Wolfram with NKS and
Ed Pegg Jr.'s Math Games (MAA Column)
Dan Piponi, computer graphics guru (b. 1966)
Thinker, tinkerer and Academy Award winner...
Dan Piponi maintains a blog entitled A Neighborhood of Infinity
(great name!) which features some superb essays about
quantum physics and other mathematical topics.
A Neighborhood of Infinity (blog)
Google Science Fair (2012-12-19)
Simon Plouffe, numerologist (b. 1956)
Best known for his "Inverter" which attempts to express in terms of known
constants some number given in decimal form.
He collaborated to Sloane's Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
Henry Reich (b. 1988)
Henry Reich has been producing and narrating his
Minute Physics videos since June 2011.
He draws entertaining stick figures to illustrate pithy comments that are
Reich holds an MS in Physics (thesis on GR)
and is now a digital
artist in residence at the Perimeter Institute.
Minute Physics (FB)
by Brady Haran
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.
History of Mathematics
Russell J. Rowlett, metrologist (b. 1944)
Director of the
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He advocates his own system
for naming large numbers
by combining metric
A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
David J. Rusin (b. 1957)
Formerly an associate professor of mathematics at
NIU (1986-2010) 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
The Mathematical Atlas
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.
Alom Shaha, filmmaker
Alom Shaha is a physics teacher, film-maker,
science writer and TV producer who works in London.
His approach to science communication was rewarded by a fellowship of the
National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts.
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 6-digit A-number
known far and wide as a Sloane number.
On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Last page of
Leonard Susskind, top physicist (b. 1940)
One of the founders of string theory
(the term worldsheet
is due to him). Professor of theoretical physics at
Since 2008, videos of his ongoing series of courses on Modern Physics
(Stanford Continuing Studies)
have been made available on YouTube and iTunesU.
mathematician (b. 1975)
Terence Chi-Shen Tao
is a professor of mathematics at UCLA,
born in Australia.
He was promoted to full professorship at age 24.
Terry Tao received the Fields Medal in 2006
(see PAP) and was
Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007.
PhD (Princeton, 1996)
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.
The Number Empire
Mike de Villiers, mathematics education
Michael de Villiers was a high-school teacher
in 1978, "Best Science Teacher" in 1983,
DEd in 1990)
who went on to teach mathematics education.
Former editor of
author of 7 books and over 150 papers.
Vice-chair of the SA
Mathematics Olympiad Committee since 1997.
Dynamic Geometry Sketches
Eric W. Weisstein, encyclopedist (b. 1969)
Weisstein holds a BA in Physics from
Cornell (1990) and
degrees in Planetary Astronomy from
(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
publisher of a book based on it.
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 is currently a visiting professor.
Inspired by MacTutor's
of the Day,
Robin Whitty started
Theorem of the Day in 2005, aiming for
Theorem of the Day
Th. by Women
Edward L. "Ned" Wright, cosmologist
Astronomy Professor at UCLA (Los Angeles).
Sharing Science on the Web
Giants of Science