24th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1798 : Karl von Staudt
1814 : John Colenso
1863 : August Adler
1891 : Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch
1914 : Vladimir Potapov
1931 : Lars Hörmander
1931 : Lars Hörmander

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1930 : Adolf Kneser
1935 : Christian Juel
1955 : P J Heawood
1964 : Archibald Goldie
1981 : Martha Betz Shapley
1982 : Karol Borsuk
1992 : Ernest Corominas i Vigneaux

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Percy Heawood Adolf Kneser Karl von Staudt

A quotation for today

Abram S Besicovitch (1891 - 1970)

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.

Quoted in J E Littlewood, A Mathematician's Miscellany 1953.

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