Yes, you read the headline correctly — The Most Popular Mathematicians.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland has an impressive website filled with biographies for 2100 mathematicians.

Earlier this year, they developed a list of Most popular biographies and identified and ranked the 100 bio’s that were visited most often.

As I’ve explained in earlier pieces, I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites and information, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”