Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland

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List of notable or famous mathematicians from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Switzerland and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Switzerland is included when available.

A factual list, featuring people like Albert Einstein and Paul Dirac.

This historic mathematicians from Switzerland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swiss mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Switzerland?" These prominent mathematicians of Switzerland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swiss mathematicians.

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    Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
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    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ulm
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more
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    Conrad Dasypodius

    Conrad Dasypodius was a professor of mathematics in Strasbourg, Alsace. He was born in Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Switzerland. His first name was also rendered as Konrad or Conradus or Cunradus, and his last name has been alternatively stated as Rauchfuss, Rauchfuß, and Hasenfratz. He was the son of Petrus ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1530-1601)
    • Birthplace: Frauenfeld, Switzerland
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    Christian Wurstisen

    Christian Wurstisen was a mathematician, theologician, historian from Basel. His name is also given as Wursteisen, Wurzticius, Ursticius, Urstisius, or Urstis.more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1544-1588)
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    Daniel Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
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    Daniel Bernoulli FRS was a Swiss mathematician and physicist and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is particularly remembered for his applications of mathematics to mechanics, especially fluid mechanics, and for his pioneering work in probability and statistics.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1700-1782)
    • Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Author, Writer
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    Eduard Stiefel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
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    Eduard L. Stiefel was a Swiss mathematician. Together with Cornelius Lanczos and Magnus Hestenes, he invented the conjugate gradient method, and gave what is now understood to be a partial construction of the Stiefel–Whitney classes of a real vector bundle, thus co-founding the study of characteristic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1909-1978)
    • Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Zürich, Canton of Zurich
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    Edward Kofler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
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    Edward Kofler was a mathematician who made important contributions to game theory and fuzzy logic by working out the theory of linear partial information. He was born in Brzeżany, Austrian-Hungarian empire and graduated as a disciple of among others Hugo Steinhaus and Stefan Banach from the University ...more

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    • Age: Died at 96 (1911-2007)
    • Birthplace: Berezhany, Ukraine
    • Profession: Mathematician, Scientist
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    Ernst Specker

    Ernst Paul Specker was a Swiss mathematician. Much of his most influential work was on Quine’s New Foundations, a set theory with a universal set, but he is most famous for the Kochen–Specker theorem in quantum mechanics, showing that certain types of hidden variable theories are impossible. He also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1920-2011)
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    Eva Bayer-Fluckiger

    Eva Bayer-Fluckiger is a Swiss mathematician at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. She has worked on several topics in topology, algebra and number theory, e.g. on the theory of knots, on lattices, on quadratic forms and on Galois cohomology. Along with Raman Parimala, she proved Serre's ...more

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    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Mathematician
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