21st March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1768 : Fourier
1831 : Beale
1863 : Watt
1884 : Birkhoff
1920 : Hammersley

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1822 : Tinseau
1933 : D'Ovidio
1934 : Muir
1952 : Alison
1960 : Macintyre
2009 : Aubin
2010 : Grunewald

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Joseph Fourier George Birkhoff Thomas Muir

A quotation for today

Joseph Fourier (1768 - 1830)

The differential equations of the propagation of heat express the most general conditions, and reduce the physical questions to problems of pure analysis, and this is the proper object of theory.

Analytical Theory of Heat

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