5th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1848 : James Whitbread Lee Glaisher
1866 : Alfred Tauber
1899 : Karl Dörge
1930 : Frank Adams
1952 : Bob Thomason

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1526 : Scipione del Ferro
1800 : Jesse Ramsden
1879 : James Clerk Maxwell
1934 : Walther von Dyck
1981 : Stanisław Mazur
2009 : Chandra Kintala

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James Clerk Maxwell Walther von Dyck Frank Adams

A quotation for today

James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)

My soul is an entangled knot,
Upon a liquid vortex wrought
By Intellect in the Unseen residing,
And thine doth like a convict sit,
With marlinespike untwisting it,
Only to find its knottiness abiding;
Since all the tools for its untying
In four-dimensional space are lying,
Wherein they fancy intersperses
Long avenues of universes,
While Klein and Clifford fill the void
With one finite, unbounded homaloid,
And think the Infinite is now at last destroyed.

The Life of James Clek Maxwell

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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