11th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1675 : Clarke
1777 : Brisson
1881 : Richardson
1885 : Haar
1910 : Arf
1923 : Harish-Chandra

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1697 : Angeli
1698 : William Molyneux
1708 : Tschirnhaus
1731 : Craig
1791 : Castillon
1852 : Eisenstein
1940 : Volterra
1943 : Bennett
1948 : Bloch
1996 : Spanier
2008 : Goldberg

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Alfréd Haar Gotthold Eisenstein Vito Volterra


A quotation for today

Lewis Richardson (1881 - 1953)

Another advantage of a mathematical statement is that it is so definite that it might be definitely wrong; and if it is found to be wrong, there is a plenteous choice of amendments ready in the mathematicians' stock of formulae. Some verbal statements have not this merit; they are so vague that they could hardly be wrong, and are correspondingly useless.

Mathematics of War and Foreign Politics.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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