15th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1855 : Boys
1860 : Weldon
1868 : Chisholm Young
1890 : Delone
1924 : Andreotti

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1897 : Sylvester
1900 : Christoffel
1912 : Arzela
1941 : Lawson
1952 : Amberg
1960 : Cech
1992 : Montgomery
2004 : Pople
2006 : Mackey

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James Joseph Sylvester Elwin Christoffel Raphael Weldon

A quotation for today

James J Sylvester (1814 - 1897)

...there is no study in the world which brings into more harmonious action all the faculties of the mind than [mathematics], ... or, like this, seems to raise them, by successive steps of initiation, to higher and higher states of conscious intellectual being ...

Presidential Address to British Association, 1869

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