Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1903 : Sydney Goldstein
1924 : John Backus
1967 : Marie Françoise Ouedraogo

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1945 : James Watt
1956 : Felix Bernstein
1983 : Elliott Montroll
1984 : Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin
1995 : Catherine Steele
2004 : Shiing-shen Chern
2016 : Donald Pack

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Felix Bernstein John Backus Shiing-shen Chern

A quotation for today

BackusJohn Backus (1924 - 2007)

I, myself, have had many failures and I've learned that if you are not failing a lot, you are probably not being as creative as you could be - you aren't stretching your imagination.

JOC/EFR May 2017 School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
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