8th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1902 : Dirac
1921 : Spanier
1931 : Penrose
1935 : Hildebrant

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1555 : Fine
1853 : Wronski
1979 : Cooper
1989 : Morishima

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Paul Dirac Hoëné Wronski Roger Penrose


A quotation for today

Paul A M Dirac (1902 - 1984)

This result is too beautiful to be false; it is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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