22nd February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1796 : Adolphe Quetelet
1817 : Carl Borchardt
1849 : Nikolay Sonin
1857 : Heinrich Hertz
1862 : Ruth Gentry
1903 : Frank Ramsey

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1975 : Oskar Perron
1979 : William Arthur
1984 : Max Newman
1985 : Ernests Fogels
2011 : Frank Bonsall

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Adolphe Quetelet Frank Ramsey Oskar Perron


A quotation for today

Frank Ramsey (1903 - 1930)

Suppose a contradiction were to be found in the axioms of set theory. Do you seriously believe that a bridge would fall down?

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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