18th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1892 : Menshov
1904 : Warschawski
1907 : Ahlfors
1916 : Kolchin
1918 : Wang
1928 : Sato
1949 : Fefferman

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1756 : Jacques Cassini
1803 : Arbogast
1923 : Schoute
1943 : Metzler
1955 : Einstein
1961 : Plessner
1999 : Gian-Carlo Rota
2000 : Cannell

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Lars Ahlfors Albert Einstein Jacques Cassini


A quotation for today

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.

Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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