19th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1783 : Brianchon
1854 : Brillouin
1887 : Charles G Darwin
1910 : Wielandt
1912 : Magiros
1918 : Mirsky
1932 : Nash-Williams
1937 : Barry Mazur
1944 : Feigenbaum

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1939 : Grave
1952 : Szász

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Marcel Brillouin Helmut Wielandt Leon Mirsky


A quotation for today

Barry Mazur born 1937

In the history of the concept of number has been adjective (three cows, three monads) and noun (three, pure and simple), and now . . . , number seems to be more like a verb (to triple).
Imagining Numbers (London, 2003).



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