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 FEBRUARY 2023)

include 20 New Biographies including some more South American mathematicians, as well as 21 New Entries in the Additional Material category. We have also added a new History Topic, six new Mathematical Societies and two more Mathematical Prizes.

MacTutor was created and is 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.