# Mathematicians in History (Part 5)

**Mathematics:**
Algebra -
Statisticians

## Famous Birthdays

Birthdays **401 - 463** of **463**

**1924-11-20**Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician (proved Zipf's law), born in Warsaw, Poland**1924-12-06**Sergey Yablonsky, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)**1926-05-01**Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician**1926-08-27**Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)**1926-09-15**Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician**1927-07-10**Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician**1927-08-02**Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, English mathematician, born in Ponteland, Northumberland**1927-11-12**Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)**1928-03-01**Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, born in Pretoria (d. 2016)**1928-03-28**Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician

### Person of **Interest**

1928-06-13 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

**1929-07-17**Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician**1930-06-08**Robert Aumann, German-born Israeli mathematician; Nobel laureate**1930-07-15**Stephen Smale, American mathematician**1930-08-12**Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician**1931-04-25**Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)**1932-02-29**Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)**1932-04-27**Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)**1934-03-23**Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician**1934-04-02**Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)**1934-10-12**Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician**1935-03-18**Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician**1935-08-19**Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England**1935-08-29**Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist/mathematician**1937-06-12**Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician**1937-12-26**John Horton Conway, British mathematician**1938-01-10**Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist**1938-03-20**Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist**1938-11-03**Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician**1939-05-15**Brian Hartley, mathematician**1940-01-02**S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician**1940-01-05**Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician**1943-12-23**Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician**1944-05-25**Robert MacPherson, American mathematician**1944-07-31**Robert C. Merton, American mathematician**1944-10-03**Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician**1945-03-13**Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician**1945-08-22**Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician**1945-12-04**Michael Gerzon, mathematician**1946-02-24**Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician**1946-09-30**William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)**1947-04-01**Alain Connes, French mathematician**1948-05-09**Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician**1949-03-01**Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu**1949-04-04**Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician**1951-04-21**Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician**1951-08-21**Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist**1951-09-11**Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician**1952-03-25**Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician**1952-06-30**Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician**1952-09-27**Didier Dubois, French mathematician**1953-04-11**Andrew Wiles, British mathematician**1954-07-28**Gerd Faltings, German mathematician**1955-09-07**Efim Zelmanov, Russian mathematician**1956-08-11**Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician**1956-08-23**Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)**1960-10-28**Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times**1963-11-20**Timothy Gowers, British mathematician**1964-08-25**Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician**1965-01-06**Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician**1966-06-04**Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician**1966-06-13**Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician**1975-07-17**Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician