28th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1847 : Gyula Farkas
1923 : Yitz Herstein
1928 : Alexander Grothendieck
1949 : Leslie Valiant
1949 : Fritz Grunewald

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1678 : Claude Dechales
1840 : Simon Lhuilier
1850 : Bernt Holmboe
1946 : David Gibb
1950 : Ernst Hellinger
1973 : Doris Hellman
2013 : George Box

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Ernst Hellinger Bernt Holmboe Alexander Grothendieck

A quotation for today

Yitz Herstein (1923 - 1988)

Factoring a quadratic becomes confused with genuine mathematical talent.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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