24th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1561 : Pitiscus
1846 : Seitz
1901 : Gershgorin
1942 : Karen Uhlenbeck

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1595 : Digges
1670 : Neile
1739 : Takebe
1832 : Sadi Carnot
1888 : Clausius
1929 : Bromwich
1971 : Wallace Eckert
1975 : Mullikin
1982 : Kumano-Go
1993 : Levin

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Karen Uhlenbeck Sadi Carnot Rudolf Clausius


A quotation for today

Rudolf Clausius (1822 - 1888)

Die Energie der Welt ist konstant. Die Entroopie der Welt strebt einem Maximum zu.
The energy of the world is constant. its entropy tends to a maximum.

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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