8th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1829 : Heinrich Schröter
1852 : Giovanni Frattini
1888 : Richard Courant
1917 : George Forsythe
1917 : Leonard Gillman
1924 : Paul Cohn
1936 : Robert May
1942 : Stephen Hawking

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1642 : Galileo Galilei
1968 : Charles Loewner
1980 : John Mauchly
1985 : Demetrios Kappos
2002 : Maurice Bartlett
2015 : John Shepherdson

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Galileo Galilei Stephen Hawking Richard Courant

A quotation for today

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Quoted in Arago, Eulogy of Galileo (1874)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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