Famous Mathematicians from Canada

List of notable or famous mathematicians from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Canada and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian 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 Canada is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Nima Arkani-Hamed to Vahid Tarokh.

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

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  • Adam Logan
    Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Canada
    Adam Logan (born 1975 in Kingston, Ontario) is a research mathematician and a top Canadian Scrabble player. He won the World Scrabble Championship in 2005, beating Pakorn Nemitrmansuk of Thailand 3-0 ...more
  • Adrien Pouliot

    Adrien Pouliot

    Dec. at 84 (1896-1980)
    • Birthplace: Île d'Orléans, Canada
    Adrien Pouliot, (January 4, 1896 – March 10, 1980) was a Canadian mathematician and educator. Born in Île d'Orléans, Quebec. He got married to Laure Clark and was cousin of André Hudon. he obtained ...more
  • Albert W. Tucker
    Dec. at 89 (1905-1995)
    • Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada
    Albert William Tucker (28 November 1905 – 25 January 1995) was a Canadian mathematician who made important contributions in topology, game theory, and non-linear programming.
    • Birthplace: London, Canada
    Alexander Keewatin Dewdney (born August 5, 1941) is a Canadian mathematician, computer scientist, author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist. Dewdney is the son of Canadian artist and author Selwyn ...more
  • André Joyal

    André Joyal

    Age: 80
    André Joyal (French: [ʒwajal]; born 1943) is a professor of mathematics at the Université du Québec à Montréal who works on category theory. He was a member of the School of Mathematics at the ...more
  • Andrew James Granville (born 7 September 1962) is a British mathematician, working in the field of number theory. He has been a faculty member at the Université de Montréal since 2002. Before moving ...more