30th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 30th October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1840 : Neuberg
1844 : Halphen
1906 : Tikhonov
1907 : Davenport
1946 : Thurston

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1626 : Snell
1631 : Mastlin
1739 : Magnitsky
1810 : Francois Francais
1975 : Gustav Hertz
1989 : Faddeev
1991 : Kolchin
2007 : Heinonen
2011 : Kubilius

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Harold Davenport Willebrord Snell Michael Mästin

A quotation for today

Harold Davenport (1907 - 1969)

A peculiarity of the higher arithmetic is the great difficulty which has often been experienced in proving simple general theorems which had been suggested quite naturally by numerical evidence.

The Higher Arithmetic (1952)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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