20th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1494 : Oronce Fine
1648 : Tommaso Ceva
1838 : Edwin Abbott Abbott
1843 : Paul Tannery
1855 : Thomas Craig
1875 : Francesco Cantelli
1911 : Abraham Gelbart

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1836 : Martin Bartels
1916 : George Thom
1931 : Vaclav Jerabek
1944 : Peter Comrie
1962 : Emil Artin
1984 : Max Deuring
1988 : Elizabeth Scott
2005 : Raoul Bott

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Emil Artin Raoul Bott Paul Tannery

A quotation for today

Raoul Bott (1923 - 2005)

There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else -- but persistent.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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