24th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1740 : Lexell
1822 : Hermite
1838 : Thiele
1868 : Lasker
1872 : Burgess
1904 : McCrea
1916 : Mosteller
1920 : Rennie

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1872 : Rankine
1882 : Listing
1955 : Greaves
1962 : Ackermann
1994 : Foster
2000 : Laurence Young

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Charles Hermite Emanuel Lasker Johann Benedict Listing


A quotation for today

Charles Hermite (1822 - 1901)

Analysis takes back with one hand what it gives with the other. I recoil in fear and loathing from that deplorable evil: continuous functions with no derivatives.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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