19th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1833 : Clebsch
1851 : Czuber
1865 : Macdonald
1877 : Gentle
1879 : Fubini
1908 : Kurosh
1911 : Garrett Birkhoff
1912 : Kantorovich
1917 : Higman

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1930 : Ramsey
1951 : Meiklejohn
1954 : Kaluza
1982 : Magiros
2007 : Aaboe

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Aleksandr Kurosh Garrett Birkhoff Frank Ramsey


A quotation for today

Frank Ramsey (1903 - 1930)

Suppose a contradiction were to be found in the axioms of set theory. Do you seriously believe that a bridge would fall down?

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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