31st May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1861 : Peddie
1910 : Efimov
1926 : Kemeny

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1832 : Galois
1841 : Green
1907 : Siacci
1931 : Cosserat
1991 : Schlapp
1992 : Tarina
1998 : Michio Suzuki
2000 : Kahler
2008 : Gromoll

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Évariste Galois Eugène Cosserat


A quotation for today

Évariste Galois (1811 - 1832)

Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.

Quoted in N Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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