20th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1889 : Edwin Hubble
1893 : André Bloch
1914 : Pedro Abellanas
1917 : Leonard Jimmie Savage
1924 : Benoit Mandelbrot
1942 : Abdel-Shafy Obada
1963 : Timothy Gowers

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1763 : Mei Juecheng
1764 : Christian Goldbach
1856 : Farkas Bolyai
1908 : Georgy Voronoy
1934 : Willem de Sitter
1960 : Hidehiko Yamabe
1986 : Arne Beurling
1986 : Alexander Ostrowski
2015 : Miroslav Fiedler

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Benoit Mandelbrot Edwin Hubble Timothy Gowers


A quotation for today

Benoit Mandelbrot (1924 - )

Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialities. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.

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