7th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 7th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1713 : Clairaut
1832 : Carl Neumann
1854 : Veronese
1880 : Perron
1881 : Cunningham
1896 : Aleksandrov
1911 : Schneider
1914 : de Groot
1921 : Christiansen
1927 : Shields

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1879 : Kelland
1934 : Geiser
1954 : Mineur
1963 : Kármán
1980 : Cafiero
1983 : Stewartson
2007 : Emma Lehmer

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Alexis Clairaut Allen Shields Oskar Perron


A quotation for today

Theodore Von Kármán (1881 - 1963)

The scientist describes what is; the engineer creates what never was.

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)



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