1st April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 1st April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1617 : Seth Ward
1640 : Mohr
1776 : Germain
1835 : Moriarty
1874 : Barnes

1895 : Aitken
1916 : Edmonds
1947 : Connes

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1863 : Steiner
1872 : Martin Ohm
1921 : Thomae
1930 : Gibson
1968 : Lev Landau
1998 : Warner
2003 : Zaanen

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Marie-Sophie Germain Jakob Steiner Alec Aitken


A quotation for today

Sophie Germain (1776 - 1831)

In describing the honourable mission I charged him with, M. Pernety informed me that he made my name known to you. This leads me to confess that I am not as completely unknown to you as you might believe, but that fearing the ridicule attached to a female scientist, I have previously taken the name of M. LeBlanc in communicating to you those notes that, no doubt, do not deserve the indulgence with which you have responded.

Letter to Gauss (1807)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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