2nd November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1815 : Boole
1826 : Henry Smith
1871 : Heegaard
1898 : Weatherhead
1911 : Raphael Robinson

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1914 : Burkhardt
1914 : Heinrich Friedrich Karl Ludwig Burkhardt
1970 : Besicovitch
1993 : Kurepa
2010 : Magenes
2012 : Abhyankar

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

George Boole Henry Smith Poul Heegaard

A quotation for today

George Boole (1815 - 1864)

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.

Preface to A treatise on differential equations (1859)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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