MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

MacTutor is a free online resource containing biographies of more than 3000 mathematicians and over 2000 pages of essays and supporting materials.

MacTutor is constantly expanding and developing.

Recent changes to the archive (Up to MARCH 2022)

include 23 New Biographies (mainly of mathematicians who appear on our postage stamp page and did not previously have biographies) as well as 9 New Entries in the Additional Material category.

MacTutor is created and maintained by Edmund Robertson, and John O'Connor, of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, and is hosted by the University. Their contributions to the history of mathematics have been recognised by the Comenius medal of the Hungarian Comenius Society in 2012 and the Hirst Prize of the London Mathematical Society in 2015.