30th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 30th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1840 : Joseph Neuberg
1844 : George-Henri Halphen
1906 : Andrei Tikhonov
1907 : Harold Davenport
1938 : Marina Ratner
1946 : Bill Thurston

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1626 : Willebrord Snell
1631 : Michael Mästlin
1739 : Leonty Filippovich Magnitsky
1810 : François Français
1975 : Gustav Hertz
1989 : Dmitrii Konstantinovich Faddeev
1991 : Ellis Kolchin
2007 : Juha Heinonen
2011 : Jonas Kubilius

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Harold Davenport Willebrord Snell Michael Mästin


A quotation for today

Harold Davenport (1907 - 1969)

A peculiarity of the higher arithmetic is the great difficulty which has often been experienced in proving simple general theorems which had been suggested quite naturally by numerical evidence.

The Higher Arithmetic (1952)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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