3rd January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1777 : Louis Poinsot
1788 : Enno Heeren Dirksen
1917 : Yurii Alekseevich Mitropolskii
1921 : Jean-Louis Koszul
1926 : David Spence

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1641 : Jeremiah Horrocks
1891 : John Casey
1892 : Heinrich Schröter
1912 : Jacob Amsler
1920 : Zygmunt Janiszewski
1927 : Carl Runge
1960 : Georges Darmois
1989 : Sergei Sobolev
2011 : Anatolii Volodymyrovych Skorokhod

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Zygmunt Janiszewski Carle Runge Louis Poinsot

A quotation for today

Louis Poinsot (1777 - 1859)

Everyone makes for himself a clear idea of the motion of a point, that is to say, of the motion of a corpuscle which one supposes to be infinitely small, and which one reduces by thought in some way to a mathematical point.

Théorie nouvelle de la rotation des corps (1834)

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