10th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 10th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1788 : Fresnel
1847 : Killing
1899 : Boruvka
1904 : McShane

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1822 : Ruffini
1829 : Thomas Young
1924 : Gutzmer
1941 : Korteweg
1957 : Ascoli
1989 : Whitney
1992 : Ramanathan
2003 : Speiser

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Wilhelm Killing Augustin Fresnel Thomas Young

A quotation for today

Augustin Fresnel (1788 - 1827)

Nature is not embarrassed by difficulties of analysis.

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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