2nd November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1815 : George Boole
1826 : Henry Smith
1871 : Poul Heegaard
1885 : Harlow Shapley
1898 : K K Weatherhead
1911 : Raphael Robinson

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1914 : Heinrich Burkhardt
1970 : Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch
1993 : Duro Kurepa
2010 : Enrico Magenes
2012 : Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar

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George Boole Henry Smith Poul Heegaard

A quotation for today

George Boole (1815 - 1864)

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.

Preface to A treatise on differential equations (1859)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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