5th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1802 : Abel
1855 : Capelli
1878 : Karpinski
1889 : Hamburger

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1853 : Olivier
1872 : Delaunay
1910 : Petersen
1981 : Neyman

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Niels Abel


A quotation for today

Niels Abel (1802 - 1829)

[About Gauss' mathematical writing style]

He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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