22nd October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1511 : Erasmus Reinhold
1587 : Joachim Jungius
1843 : John S Mackay
1895 : Rolf Nevanlinna
1907 : Sarvadaman Chowla
1914 : Jacques Feldbau
1916 : Nathan Fine
1921 : Alexander Kronrod
1927 : Alexander Ivanovich Skopin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1950 : Isabel Maddison
1977 : Beniamino Segre
1979 : Reinhold Baer

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Reinhold Baer John S Mackay Joachim Jungius


A quotation for today

Reinhold Baer (1902 - 1979)

The main result of Gödel's paper ... can be formulated in a pointed and, hence not fully correct way as follows: if A is a countable, consistent logical system, for example arithmetic, then there is a proposition in A which is not decidable in A (but may be decidable in extended systems). Hurrah, logicians have also discovered diagonalisation!
Letter to Zermelo in 1931



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