15th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th September


Mathematicians born on this day:

973 : al-Biruni
1886 : Paul Lévy
1894 : Oskar Klein
1901 : Fantappie
1923 : Kreisel
1926 : Serre

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1883 : Plateau
1943 : Barclay
1978 : Guthrie
2003 : Skopin

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Abu Rayhan al-Biruni Joseph Plateau


A quotation for today

Al-Biruni (973 - 1048)

Once a sage asked why scholars always flock to the doors of the rich, whilst the rich are not inclined to call at the doors of scholars. "The scholars" he answered , "are well aware of the use of money, but the rich are ignorant of the nobility of science".

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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