10 Famous Filipino Mathematicians

  posted by: Gretchen



Did you ever wonder who the famous Filipino Mathematicians are? I’ve been wondering too until I encountered their names over the net. I’m not a math lover but I highly respect their great minds when it comes to figures.  I want to share some information about these people who have great contributions on Mathematics in the country.

10 Famous Filipino Mathematicians and Physicists


The names of the 10 famous Filipino Mathematicians are listed randomly below. Let’s get to know them.

  1. Raymundo Favila: He was elected as Academician in 1979. He is one of the people who initiated mathematics in the Philippines. He had extensive contributions to the progression of mathematics in the country.
  2. Amador Muriel: This mathematician was known due to his significant works and contributions to theoretical physics. He has made new kinetic equation which is essential for discovering problems on a statistical method that is non-equilibrium.
  3. Bienvenido F. Nebres: Dr. Nebres contributed much to the development of higher mathematics teaching in the nation being the president of Mathematical Society of the Philippines for years. He has successfully published 15 documents about pure mathematics and mathematics education.
  4. Tito A. Mijares: This doctor performs studies in relation to multi-variety hypothesis and analysis. These were published in the Annals of Mathematical Statistics, a global journal.
  5. Gregorio Y. Zara: He became famous for his two-way television telephone and the Zara Effect or the electrical kinetic resistance.
  6. Casimiro del Rosario: He was honored with the Presidential Award in 1965 for his excellent works in physics, astronomy, and meteorology. His workings on soft x-rays made him well-known.
  7. Dr. Melecio S. Magno: He made researches on the absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of rare-earth crystals and how gravitation is affected by typhoons.
  8. Apolinario D. Nazarea: He played important roles to the theories on biophysics and recombinant biotechnology.  His own conceptual framework on the structure of RNA/DNA investigation is also included.
  9. Eduardo Padlan: He was elected as Academician in 2003. He has significant work on humanized antibodies which have possible applications in the healing of different diseases including cancer.
  10. Jose A. Marasigan: He is a multi-awarded professor here and abroad. He has received awards like Young Mathematician Grant of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) to the International Congress of Mathematicians (Finland) and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology. He also initiated the Program of Excellence in Mathematics for mathematically gifted high school students in Ateneo de Manila.

They are the pillars of mathematics in the Philippines.  You can try searching for more information about them through a Filipino/Pilipino dictionary.


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9 Responses

John Michael Magan Says:November 26th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Now I know na meron din palang magagaling na pilipinong mathematician

Lenifer Padua Says:November 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

proud to be pinoy.

Joshua Lapuz Says:November 12th, 2015 at 11:52 am

me too

Lenifer Padua Says:November 12th, 2015 at 4:52 am

proud to be pinoy.

Lenifer Padua Says:September 7th, 2015 at 6:17 am

proud to be pinoy.

Mia Says:August 15th, 2011 at 2:22 am

I thought only mathematicians.

mary jhane bangit Says:June 30th, 2011 at 2:06 am


anon Says:February 27th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

None of them are pure mathematicians. Mostly scientists and academicians. Third world fail.

Kristine Ong Muslim Says:February 24th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I had taken a course with Dr. Nazarea, one of those required natural science courses when I was an undergraduate at UP Diliman. He had an uncanny resemblance to Albert Einstein. He is a very, very good lecturer… funny even.

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