27th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1858 : Peano
1923 : Wim Cohen
1926 : Nygaard

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1898 : Hopkinson
1912 : Vashchenko
1988 : Black
2008 : Nagata

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Giuseppe Peano


A quotation for today

Giuseppe Peano (1858 - 1932)

Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. The difficulty has its main sourse in the ambiguity of language.

Opening of the paper Arithmetices principia in which he introduced axioms for the integers.



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