4th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1733 : Borda
1845 : Clifford
1876 : Jung
1916 : Montroll

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1615 : Roomen
1677 : Barrow
1768 : Camus
1859 : Gergonne
1936 : Dixon
1961 : Turnbull
1974 : Nikodym
1974 : Stark

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

William Clifford Isaac Barrow Herbert Turnbull


A quotation for today

Herbert Turnbull (1885 - 1961)

The usefulness of mathematics in furthering the sciences is commonly acknowledged: but outside the ranks of the experts there is little enquiry into its nature and purpose as a deliberate human activity.

Preface to The Great Mathematicians (London 1929)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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