28th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1700 : Nathaniel Bliss
1898 : Wishart
1905 : Albert Tucker

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1943 : Helly
1952 : Carlson
1954 : Fermi
1968 : Delsarte
1968 : Roth
1969 : Elbert Cox
1994 : Haack
2004 : Henriques
2012 : Hiebert

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Eduard Helly Nathaniel Bliss Leonard Roth

A quotation for today

Leonard Roth (1904 - 1968)

Newton is, of course, the greatest of all Cambridge professors; he also happens to be the greatest disaster that ever befell not merely Cambridge mathematics in particular, but British mathematical science as a whole.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

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