24th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1868 : James Craig
1878 : Felix Bernstein
1909 : Max Black
1918 : Geoffrey Kneebone
1920 : Sree Pillai
1932 : Siobhan Vernon
1946 : Gregori Margulis

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1728 : Charles René Reyneau
1812 : Étienne Louis Malus
1844 : Antoine-André-Louis Reynaud
1856 : Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky
1871 : Julius Weisbach
1929 : Mauritz Dahlin
1933 : Eugenio Bertini
1954 : Fabio Conforto
2001 : Claude E Shannon

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Felix Bernstein Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevskii Claude Shannon

A quotation for today

Nikolay Lobachevsky (1792 - 1856)

There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.

Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988).

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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