8th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1732 : Rittenhouse
1903 : Stone
1903 : Wintner
1929 : Bruhat
1947 : Eisenbud

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1461 : Peurbach
1913 : Julius König
1919 : Eötvös
1925 : Baldwin
2005 : Northcott
2008 : Higman

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Marshall Stone David Rittenhouse Lóránd Eötvös


A quotation for today

Marshall Stone (1903 - 1989)

For Bourbaki, Poincaré was the devil incarnate. For students of chaos and fractals, Poincaré is of course God on Earth.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)



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