11th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1623 : Angeli
1798 : Franz Neumann
1877 : Jeans
1917 : Iwasawa

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1843 : Nicollet
1861 : Dase
1890 : Casorati
1943 : Teichmüller
1972 : de Groot
1995 : Margaret E Boyle

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

James Jeans Felice Casorati Oswald Teichmüller


A quotation for today

James Jeans (1877 - 1946)

We may as well cut out the group theory. That is a subject that will never be of any use in physics.
[discussing a syllabus in 1910]

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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