Selected Internet Resources - Biography
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Here you can find biographical essays or comments on the women mathematicians profiled on this site, as well as additional resources about women in mathematics.
Search for biographical information, sketches,
and full biographies of famous and infamous historical figures,
politicians, scientists, authors, artists & athletes from a
variety of freely available websites.
of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries
More than 600 biographies of members of the scientific
community during the 16th and 17th centuries with 20 searchable
fields including education, means of support, nationality, patronage,
religion, and scientific disciplines.
Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of the Chemical Sciences. From the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
Women of Past and Present
Links to biographies of women in all fields of
endeavor. Alphabetical name index or click on Search by Fields of
Activity to see biographies grouped by topics such as Agriculture
and Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, etc. Also includes recommended
books with links to Amazon.com online bookseller.
Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
A database of very brief biographies for
over 1,000 figures in science. Search by keyword or by categories:
branch of science, gender/minority status, historica periods, and
Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Photographs, short biographies, and bibliographical
sources. Alphabetical name index, index by profession, index of
people, a list of women scientists, and a table of first Ph.D.s
awarded to African Americans by subject.
of Biographies of Mathematicians
Short biographies, some with photographs, and references. Several
indexes, including an alphabetical index, chronological index, famous curves
index, and a list of female mathematicians.
Lives, the Biography
Claims to be the largest guide to biography sites on the Web.
Special sections on African Americans, Canadians and Women. Several collections
of biographies. Click on Professions, then scroll down to Professions: Science,
Mathematics, Exploration, Invention to see the links to biographies of scientists.
of the African Diaspora
Names, profiles, and photographs of more than 200 mathematicians
of African descent. Includes indexes of research mathematicians and women in
the mathematical sciences.
Includes photographs, personal data, education, honors, NASA
experience, and space flight experience. Links to biographies on astronaut candidates,
cosmonauts, and payload specialists.
The National Inventors
Hall of Fame
Biographies of members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Alphabetical name index, date of induction index, and inventions index.
Prize Internet Archive
Biographies of Nobel Prize winners, with links to other sites
containing information. Quick search available or can be browsed by Nobel Prize
SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans
in Science) Biography Project
Photographs, biographies, and some video of Chicano/Latino
and Native American Scientists. Name index, subject index, grade level index
(middle or high school level), and a list of women scientists.
SUMMA Archival Record
SUMMA houses a current archival record of pictures and biographies of Ph.D.s in mathematics and mathematics education who are members of minority groups and who were American citizens at the time they received their degrees.
Updated November 2009