20th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1889 : Hubble
1893 : Bloch
1917 : Savage
1924 : Mandelbrot
1963 : Gowers

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1763 : Mei Juecheng
1764 : Goldbach
1856 : Farkas Bolyai
1908 : Voronoy
1934 : Sitter
1960 : Yamabe
1986 : Beurling
1986 : Ostrowski
2015 : Fiedler

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Benoit Mandelbrot Edwin Hubble Timothy Gowers

A quotation for today

Benoit Mandelbrot (1924 - )

Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialities. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.

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