Pafnuty Chebyshev
was born 196 years ago
16th May 1821

Pafnuty Chebyshev is largely remembered for his investigations in number theory. Chebyshev was also interested in mechanics and is famous for the orthogonal polynomials he invented.

Find out more at:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Chebyshev.html