24th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1798 : von Staudt
1814 : Colenso
1863 : Adler
1891 : Besicovitch
1914 : Potapov
1931 : Hörmander
1931 : Hormander

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1930 : Kneser
1935 : Juel
1955 : Heawood
1964 : Goldie
1982 : Borsuk

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Percy Heawood Adolf Kneser Karl von Staudt

A quotation for today

Abram S Besicovitch (1891 - 1970)

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.

Quoted in J E Littlewood, A Mathematician's Miscellany 1953.

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