12th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1856 : Arnold Droz-Farny
1870 : Horatio Carslaw
1889 : Enrico Bompiani
1905 : Harold Ruse
1908 : Jacques Herbrand
1914 : Hanna Neumann
1918 : Julian Schwinger
1921 : Kathleen McNulty Antonelli
1929 : Aleksei Kostrikin
1941 : Dennis Sullivan

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1916 : Richard Dedekind
1958 : Douglas Hartree
1960 : Oskar Anderson
1962 : Joseph Pérès
1977 : Ebenezer Cunningham
1980 : Einar Carl Hille
2001 : Herbert Robbins

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Hanna Neumann Richard Dedekind Julian Schwinger


A quotation for today

Richard Dedekind (1831 - 1916)

As professor in the Polytechnic School in Zürich I found myself for the first time obliged to lecture upon the elements of the differential calculus and felt more keenly than ever before the lack of a really scientific foundation for arithmetic.

Opening of the paper in which Dedekind cuts were introduced.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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