29th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1803 : Doppler
1847 : Greenhill
1849 : Lamb
1866 : Brown
1879 : Nikolai Krylov
1892 : Doetsch
1959 : Borcherds

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1759 : Nicolaus(I) Bernoulli
1872 : Somerville
1920 : Sprague
1953 : Barnes
1991 : Estermann
1992 : Dieudonné
2004 : Boersma
2010 : Schelp

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Mary Somerville Ernest Brown Horace Lamb


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Mary Somerville (1780 - 1872)

Nothing has afforded me so convincing a proof of the unity of the Deity as these purely mental conceptions of numerical and mathematical science which have been by slow degrees vouchsafed to man, and are still granted in these latter times by the Differential Calculus, now superseded by the Higher Algebra, all of which must have existed in that sublimely omniscient Mind from eternity.

Quoted in Martha Somerville, Personal Recollections of Mary Somerville (Boston, 1874)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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