24th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1804 : Weber
1821 : Seidel
1825 : Carl Bjerknes
1853 : Maschke
1873 : Whittaker
1883 : Albert Châtelet
1906 : Gelfond
1920 : Schutzenberger

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1601 : Brahe
1635 : Schickard
1655 : Gassendi
1847 : MacCullagh
1930 : Appell
1966 : Janovskaja

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Wilhelm Weber Edmund Whittaker Tycho Brahe


A quotation for today

Tycho Brahe, (1546 - 1601) Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by authors to save the appearances, exist only in their imagination, for the purpose of permitting the mind to conceive the motion which the heavenly bodies trace in their courses.

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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