3rd February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1774 : Karl Mollweide
1893 : Gaston Julia
1898 : Pavel Urysohn
1905 : Arne Beurling

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1737 : Tommaso Ceva
1831 : William Trail
1862 : Jean-Baptiste Biot
1923 : Adam Günther
1925 : Oliver Heaviside
1929 : Agner Erlang
1940 : John Henry Michell
1943 : Earle Raymond Hedrick
1956 : Émile Borel
1964 : Clarence Lewis

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Gaston Julia Oliver Heaviside Emile Borel

A quotation for today

Oliver Heaviside (1850 - 1925)

There is no absolute scale of size in the Universe, for it is boundless towards the great and also boundless towards the small.

Quoted in D'A W Thompson On Growth and Form (Cambridge 1917)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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