8th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

  410 : Proclus
1627 : Jonas Moore
1677 : Jacques Cassini
1700 : Daniel Bernoulli
1845 : Edgeworth
1856 : Macmillan
1875 : Bromwich
1889 : Dunbar
1908 : Etherington
1922 : Fichera
1924 : Reiner
1928 : Ennio De Giorgi
1930 : Alling
1930 : Grauert

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1907 : Morera
1936 : Emilie Martin
1957 : von Neumann
1971 : Antoine
1976 : Maruhn
1983 : Geary
2005 : Dahlquist

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Daniel Bernoulli John von Neumann Francis Edgeworth


A quotation for today

John von Neumann (1903 - 1957)

Anyone who considers arithmetic methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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