1st February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 1st February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1900 : Burkill
1905 : Stueckelberg
1916 : Mackey

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1869 : Strong
1903 : Stokes
1970 : Rényi
1976 : Heisenberg

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

George Stokes Werner Heisenberg George Mackey


A quotation for today

Alfréd Rényi (1921 - 1970)

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.

Quoted in P Turán, "The Work of Alfréd Rényi", Matematikai Lapok 21 (1970) 199 - 210.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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