12th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1825 : Vashchenko
1835 : Méray
1842 : Rayleigh
1901 : William Whyburn
1910 : Hua
1920 : Reeb
1927 : Taniyama
1948 : Gerard Murphy

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1944 : Birkhoff
2000 : Wim Cohen

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Mikhail Egorovich Vashchenko-Zakharchenko John William Strutt George Birkhoff

A quotation for today

John W Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) (1842 - 1919)

Some proofs command assent. Others woo and charm the intellect. They evoke delight and an overpowering desire to say, "Amen, Amen".

Quoted in H E Hunter The Divine Proportion (New York 1970)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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