12th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th March


Mathematicians born on this day:

1685 : Berkeley
1824 : Kirchhoff
1835 : Newcomb
1859 : Cesàro
1904 : Lyudmila Vsevolodovna Keldysh
1908 : Cimmino
1945 : Patodi

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1834 : Feuerbach
1869 : Lefebure
1898 : Balmer
1932 : Kerr
1946 : Tonelli
1972 : Mordell
1990 : Cesari

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

George Berkeley Louis Mordell Johann Balmer


A quotation for today

George Berkeley (1685 - 1753)

And what are these fluxions? The velocities of evanescent increments? They are neither finite quantities, nor quantities infinitely small, nor yet nothing. May we not call them ghosts of departed quantities?

The Analyst

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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