13th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1845 : Félix Tisserand
1864 : Wilhelm Wien
1868 : Donald McIntosh
1876 : Luther Eisenhart
1876 : Erhard Schmidt
1900 : Gertrude Cox
1902 : Karl Menger
1931 : Elias Stein

Mathematicians who died on this day:

2005 : Evgeny Sergeevich Lyapin

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Erhard Schmidt Wilhelm Wien Félix Tisserand

A quotation for today

Karl Menger (1902 - 1985)

Nicht etwa, daßbei größerer Verbreitung des Einblickes in die Methode der Mathematik notwendigerweise viel mehr Kluges gesagt würde als heute, aber es würde sicher viel weniger Unkluges gesagt.
Not that, if one were to spread the insight into the methods of mathematics more widely, this would necessarily result in many more intelligent things being said than today, but certainly many fewer unintelligent things would be said.

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