26th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1849 : Georg Frobenius
1852 : François Cosserat
1852 : Albin Herzog
1863 : John Henry Michell
1877 : Max Mason
1885 : Niels Norlund
1911 : Shiing-shen Chern
1925 : Hanno Rund
1926 : James Clunie
1930 : Walter Feit
1935 : Gloria Hewitt

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1817 : Aida Yasuaki
1922 : Cargill Knott
1945 : Aleksei Krylov
1968 : Sergei Bernstein
1983 : Alfred Tarski
1984 : Mark Kac
1992 : Adegoke Olubummo
1994 : Pavel Tichy
1998 : Kenkichi Iwasawa
2008 : Douglas Munn

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Georg Frobenius Alfred Tarski Walter Feit


A quotation for today

Mark Kac (1914 - 1984)

...to quote a statement of Poincare, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal law since mathematicians think it is a law of nature whereas physicists are convinced that it is a mathematical theorem.
Statistical Independence in Probability Analysis and Number Theory

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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