5th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1863 : Paul Painlevé
1868 : Arnold Sommerfeld
1873 : Richard Fuchs
1895 : Elbert Cox
1901 : Werner Heisenberg
1904 : Karl Maruhn
1909 : Mark Aronovich Naimark
1937 : Johannes Boersma

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1708 : Takakazu Seki
1770 : James Stirling
1859 : Louis Poinsot
1930 : Alfred Barnard Basset
1959 : Mary Newson
1999 : Nathan Jacobson
2005 : Ambrose Rogers

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Paul Painlevé Werner Heisenberg Ambrose Rogers


A quotation for today

Werner Heisenberg (1901 - 1976)

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.

Physics and Beyond (New York 1971)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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