28th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th March


Mathematicians born on this day:

1847 : Farkas
1923 : Herstein
1928 : Grothendieck
1949 : Valiant
1949 : Grunewald

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1678 : Dechales
1840 : Lhuilier
1850 : Holmboe
1946 : Gibb
1950 : Hellinger

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Ernst Hellinger Bernt Holmboe Alexander Grothendieck


A quotation for today

Yitz Herstein (1923 - 1988)

Factoring a quadratic becomes confused with genuine mathematical talent.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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