18th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1844 : Wangerin
1872 : Vacca
1912 : Sasaki
1913 : Faedo
1916 : Bates
1924 : Lucien Le Cam
1927 : Britton
1950 : Pisier

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1891 : Wolstenholme
1919 : Hurwitz
1933 : Robert Scott
1945 : Tamarkin
1948 : Arthur Hirsch
1959 : Khinchin
1962 : Niels Bohr
1985 : Garnir
1994 : Auslander
1994 : Nathan Fine
2000 : ORaifeartaigh
2002 : Luchins

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Adolf Hurwitz Niels Bohr Albert Wangerin


A quotation for today

Adolf Hurwitz (1859 - 1919)

A PhD dissertation is a paper of the professor written under aggravating circumstances.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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