24th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1804 : Wilhelm Weber
1821 : Philipp von Seidel
1825 : Carl Bjerknes
1853 : Heinrich Maschke
1873 : Edmund Whittaker
1883 : Albert Châtelet
1906 : Aleksandr Osipovich Gelfond
1920 : Marcel-Paul Schützenberger
1946 : Ola Bratteli

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1601 : Tycho Brahe
1635 : Wilhelm Schickard
1655 : Pierre Gassendi
1847 : James MacCullagh
1930 : Paul Appell
1966 : Sof'ja Aleksandrovna Janovskaja
1979 : Hermann Arthur Jahn

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Wilhelm Weber Edmund Whittaker Tycho Brahe


A quotation for today

Tycho Brahe, (1546 - 1601) Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by authors to save the appearances, exist only in their imagination, for the purpose of permitting the mind to conceive the motion which the heavenly bodies trace in their courses.

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

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