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 SEPTEMBER 2021) include 17 New Biographies of mathematicians and 16 New Entries in the Additional Material category. We also have a new extensive resource of Mathematical Philately.

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.