28th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1605 : Boulliau
1698 : Maupertuis
1761 : Budan de Boislaurent
1824 : Allman
1833 : Delannoy
1873 : Coolidge
1881 : Ross
1893 : Geiringer
1901 : Friedrichs
1925 : Martin Kruskal
1938 : Tanaka

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1694 : Mouton
1869 : Libri
1949 : Sundman
1953 : Hubble
1967 : Knapowski
1992 : Leech
1998 : Iwanik
2004 : Jack van Lint

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Pierre de Maupertuis John Leech Edwin Hubble


A quotation for today

Julian Coolidge (1873 - 1954)

[Upon proving that the best betting strategy for "Gambler's Ruin" was to bet all on the first trial.]
It is true that a man who does this is a fool. I have only proved that a man who does anything else is an even bigger fool.

Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988)

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