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

People here include everything from Vahid Tarokh to Maryam Mirzakhani.

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

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Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Iran
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Abū al-Wafāʾ, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī or Abū al-Wafā Būzhgānī was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who worked in Baghdad. He made important innovations in spherical trigonometry, and his work on arithmetics for businessmen contains the first instance of using negative numbers in a medieval Islamic text. He is also credited with compiling the tables of sines and tangents at 15' intervals. He also introduced the sec and cosec functions, as well studied the interrelations between the six trigonometric lines associated with an arc. His Almagest was widely read by medieval Arabic astronomers in the centuries after his death. He is known to have ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 58 (940-998)

Birthplace: Buzhgan, Iran

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Abu Mahmud Hamid ibn Khidr Khojandi was a Central Asian astronomer and mathematician with Mongol origin who lived in the late 10th century and helped build an observatory, near the city of Ray, in Iran. He was born in Khujand; a bronze bust of the astronomer is present in a park in modern-day Khujand, now part of Tajikistan. The few facts about Khujandi's life that are known come from his surviving writings as well as from comments made by Nassereddin Tusi. From Tusi's comments it is fairly certain that Khujandi was one of the rulers of the Mongol tribe in the Khudzhand region, and thus must have come from the nobility. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 60 (940-1000)

Birthplace: Khujand, Tajikistan

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Ahmad bin Musa

Ahmad bin Musa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Iran
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Age: Died at 68 (805-873)

Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathīr ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Iran
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Abū al-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Kathīr al-Farghānī. also known as Alfraganus in the West, was an Arab or Persian Sunni Muslim astronomer, and one of the most famous astronomers in the 9th century. The crater Alfraganus on the Moon is named after him. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Fergana, Uzbekistan

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