27th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1571 : Kepler
1654 : Jacob Bernoulli
1915 : Cooper
1924 : Bartik

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1909 : MacColl
1930 : Farkas
1973 : Brink
1974 : Fock
1992 : Alfred Clifford
1995 : Gnedenko
1996 : Fasenmyer
2006 : Hammer

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Johannes Kepler Jacob Bernoulli Raymond Brink


A quotation for today

Jacob Bernoulli (1654 - 1705)

Even as the finite encloses an infinite series
And in the unlimited limits appear,
So the soul of immensity dwells in minutia
And in the narrowest limits no limit in here.
What joy to discern the minute in infinity!
The vast to perceive in the small, what divinity!

Ars Conjectandi

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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