4th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1863 : McCowan
1875 : Prandtl
1903 : Oppenheim
1925 : Zeeman
1926 : Hajek

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1615 : Porta
1774 : La Condamine
1893 : Bruno
1895 : Kirkman
1928 : Lorentz
1974 : Bose
2004 : Borok
2010 : Rudolph

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Giambattista della Porta Thomas Kirkman Hendrik Lorentz

A quotation for today

Chris Zeeman (1925 - )

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

Catastrophe Theory, 1977.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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