12th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1825 : Mikhail Egorovich Vashchenko-Zakharchenko
1835 : Charles Méray
1842 : John William Strutt
1901 : William Whyburn
1910 : Loo-Keng Hua
1920 : Georges Reeb
1927 : Yutaka Taniyama
1928 : Manuel Valdivia
1948 : Gerard Murphy
1949 : Martin Harvey

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1944 : George Birkhoff
2000 : Wim Cohen

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Mikhail Egorovich Vashchenko-Zakharchenko John William Strutt George Birkhoff


A quotation for today

John W Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) (1842 - 1919)

Some proofs command assent. Others woo and charm the intellect. They evoke delight and an overpowering desire to say, "Amen, Amen".

Quoted in H E Hunter The Divine Proportion (New York 1970)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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