2nd October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1568 : Marino Ghetaldi
1791 : Alexis Petit
1791 : Victor Amédée Lebesgue
1825 : John James Walker
1875 : Arthur Conway
1908 : Arthur Erdélyi
1926 : Michio Suzuki

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1853 : François Arago
1929 : Andrei Razmadze
1962 : Boris Yakovlevic Bukreev
1999 : Tosio Kato
2006 : Paul Halmos
2009 : Shaun Wylie
2011 : Frank Levin

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Arthur Erdélyi François Arago Paul Halmos

A quotation for today

Francois Arago (1786 - 1853)

Connaître, decouvrir, communiquer -- telle est la destinée d'un savant.
To get to know, to discover, to publish -- this is the destiny of scientist.

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

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