11th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1675 : Samuel Clarke
1777 : Barnabé Brisson
1881 : Lewis Fry Richardson
1885 : Alfréd Haar
1910 : Cahit Arf
1923 : Harish-Chandra

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1697 : Stephano degli Angeli
1698 : William Molyneux
1708 : Ehrenfried Walter von Tschirnhaus
1731 : John Craig
1791 : Johann Castillon
1852 : Gotthold Eisenstein
1940 : Vito Volterra
1943 : Geoffrey Bennett
1948 : André Bloch
1996 : Edwin Spanier
2008 : Anatolii Asirovich Goldberg

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Alfréd Haar Gotthold Eisenstein Vito Volterra


A quotation for today

Lewis Richardson (1881 - 1953)

Another advantage of a mathematical statement is that it is so definite that it might be definitely wrong; and if it is found to be wrong, there is a plenteous choice of amendments ready in the mathematicians' stock of formulae. Some verbal statements have not this merit; they are so vague that they could hardly be wrong, and are correspondingly useless.

Mathematics of War and Foreign Politics.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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