14th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1468 : Werner
1839 : Hankel
1868 : William Leslie Thomson
1877 : Landau
1896 : Milne
1926 : Dye
1954 : Drinfeld

(Since today is St Valentine's day, you may care to look at some appropriate curves:

The Cardioid or another heart-shaped curve, or yet another one.)

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1744 : Hadley
1894 : Catalan
1943 : Hilbert
2001 : Wielandt
2007 : Eells

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Edmund Landau David Hilbert Eugène Catalan


A quotation for today

Edmund Landau (1877 - 1938)

[Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said:]
I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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