23rd March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 23rd March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1749 : Pierre-Simon Laplace
1754 : Georg Vega
1795 : Bernt Holmboe
1862 : Eduard Study
1882 : Emmy Noether
1897 : John Synge
1907 : Hassler Whitney
1942 : Timothy Pedley

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1924 : William Jack
1961 : Max Mason
1963 : Thoralf Skolem
1979 : Ivo Lah
2007 : Paul Cohen
2011 : Jean Bartik

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Pierre-Simon Laplace Jurij Vega Emmy Noether

A quotation for today

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749 - 1827)

What we know is not much. What we do not know is immense.
(Allegedly his last words.)

Quoted in A De Morgan Budget of Paradoxes

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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