9th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 9th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1667 : William Whiston
1839 : Gustav Roch
1883 : Nikolai Luzin
1883 : Aleksandr Nekrasov
1902 : Hans Schwerdtfeger
1905 : Emanuel Sperner
1906 : Grace Hopper
1907 : Max Deuring
1916 : Irving John Good
1917 : Sergei Fomin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1880 : Oliver Byrne
1938 : James Pierpont
1958 : John Jackson
2012 : Vitaly Vitalievich Fedorchuk

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William Whiston Grace Hopper Gustav Roch

A quotation for today

Nikolai Luzin (1883 - 1950)

It seems the set of natural numbers is not an absolutely objective formation. It seems it is a function of the mind of the mathematician who happens to be speaking of a set of natural numbers at a given moment. It seems there are, among the problems of arithmetic, those that absolutely cannot be solved.
Quoted in M Gessen, Perfect rigour (New York 2009)

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