## Mathematicians of the Day Presentations

**We are reviving something that was done long ago at Math Club. At our meetings someone will present about a mathematician who was born or died on the day of the meeting. This is a good way to broaden our mathematics literacy and touch on some famous people of the math world. Visit this site to see today's mathematician of the day!**## **Mathematician of the Day Presentation Schedule**

- January 10, 2017 - Heather
- February 24, 2017 - Kerry

## September 21st - Chrystal MacMillan

Allison gave a presentation of female mathematician Chrystal MacMillan (June 13th, 1872 - September 21st, 1937).

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*Chrystal Macmillan was the first female science graduate at Edinburgh University and the first female honours graduate in Mathematics. She went on to study at Berlin. She was the first woman to plead a case before the House of Lords. She became active in the Women's Suffrage Movement and went on to become a lawyer.*## October 5th - Reinhard Selten

Kerry gave a presentation about Nobel Prize winner Reinhard Selten (October 5th, 1930 - August 23rd, 2016).

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*Reinhard Selten was a pioneer in game theory and experimental economics. He is the only German thus far to have won the Nobel Prize in economics. He lived in Germany during the Hitler-regime and was able to leave before all outbound traffic was banned--he was half-Jewish. This mathematician had received many awards and written some books after he won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for his work on game theory combined with economics.*## October 19th - John Miller

Dominique gave a presentation about mathematician John Miller (October 19th, 1871 - July 14th, 1956).

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*John Miller was born in Glasgow, Scotland where he later studied and earned a Masters in Mathematics and Physics. He went on to Gottingen to continue studying mathematics. He taught in Germany for awhile, before returning to Scotland where he continued out his life with his wife. He retired at an early age so he could study the Classics, as he had a deep passion for them and wished to travel to places of Greek and Latin lore.*## November 2nd - George Boole

Brady gave a presentation about memorable mathematician George Boole (November 2nd, 1815 - December 8th, 1864).

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*George Boole approached logic in a new way reducing it to a simple algebra, incorporating logic into mathematics. He also worked on differential equations, the calculus of finite differences and general methods in probability.*## November 16th - Gene Golub

Emma gave a presentation about American mathematician Gene Golub (February 29th, 1932 - November 16th, 2007).

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*Gene Golub was beloved by all fellow mathematicians. He wrote over 200 books and articles, won too many awards to list, and pursued all areas of mathematics, but focused mainly on statistics. He was a professor at Standford University until the day he died.*## November 30th - Sir Henry Seville

McKenna gave a presentation about religious mathematician Sir Henry Serville

## January 10th- Donald Knuth

Heather gave a presentation about American mathematician Donald Knuth (born: January 10, 1938)

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*Donald Knuth is an American mathematician most famous for inventing the LaTeX typesetting language.*## February 7th- G. H. Hardy

Kerry gave a presentation about mathematician G. H. Hardy (February 7, 1877- December 1, 1947).

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*Hardy's**i*nterests covered many topics of pure mathematics:- Diophantine analysis, summation of divergent series, Fourier series, the Riemann zeta function and the distribution of primes.