3rd October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1863 : Stanisław Zaremba
1888 : Lloyd Williams
1889 : Ralph Jeffery
1937 : Sunday Iyahen
1944 : Pierre Deligne
1949 : Daniel Rudolph

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1891 : Édouard Lucas
1914 : René Eugène Gateaux
1951 : William Leslie Thomson
1952 : Alexander Barrie Grieve
2006 : John Crank

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Édouard Lucas John Crank Pierre Deligne

A quotation for today

Lloyd Williams (1888 - 1976)

It is my considered opinion that the system practiced in the universities of North America of trying to educate young men and young women by herding them together in rooms and lecturing to them is a failure. If you will throw the good and the ambitious student on his own, help him but not spoon-feed him, he can accomplish twice as much and do it twice as well as he can under the conditions that largely obtain in our universities.

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