3rd January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1777 : Poinsot
1788 : Dirksen
1917 : Mytropolsky
1921 : Koszul
1926 : David Spence

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1641 : Horrocks
1891 : Casey
1892 : Schroeter
1912 : Amsler
1920 : Janiszewski
1927 : Runge
1960 : Darmois
1989 : Sobolev
2011 : Skorokhod

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Zygmunt Janiszewski Carle Runge Louis Poinsot


A quotation for today

Louis Poinsot (1777 - 1859)

Everyone makes for himself a clear idea of the motion of a point, that is to say, of the motion of a corpuscle which one supposes to be infinitely small, and which one reduces by thought in some way to a mathematical point.

Théorie nouvelle de la rotation des corps (1834)


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