23rd November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 23rd November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1616 : Wallis
1820 : Todhunter
1853 : Halsted
1888 : Antoine
1917 : Elizabeth Scott

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1604 : Barocius
1817 : Glenie
1863 : Jerrard
1942 : Saks
1942 : Zaremba
1979 : Colin Cherry

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

John Wallis Isaac Todhunter Barocius


A quotation for today

John Wallis (1616 - 1703)

Whereas Nature does not admit of more than three dimensions ... it may justly seem very improper to talk of a solid ... drawn into a fourth, fifth, sixth, or further dimension.

Algebra

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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