Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1863 : John McCowan
1875 : Ludwig Prandtl
1903 : Alexander Oppenheim
1925 : Chris Zeeman
1926 : Jaroslav Hájek

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1615 : Giambattista della Porta
1774 : Charles-Marie de La Condamine
1893 : Giuseppe Bruno
1895 : Thomas Kirkman
1928 : Hendrik Lorentz
1974 : Satyendranath Bose
2004 : Valentina Mikhailovna Borok
2010 : Daniel Rudolph
2018 : Alan Baker

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Giambattista della Porta Thomas Kirkman Hendrik Lorentz


A quotation for today

ZeemanChris Zeeman (1925 - )

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

Catastrophe Theory, 1977.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians.



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