12th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1685 : George Berkeley
1824 : Gustav Kirchhoff
1835 : Simon Newcomb
1859 : Ernesto Cesàro
1904 : Lyudmila Vsevolodovna Keldysh
1908 : Gianfranco Cimmino
1945 : Vijay Patodi
1951 : Stein Arild Stromme

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1834 : Karl Feuerbach
1843 : Robert Murphy
1869 : Louis Lefébure de Fourcy
1898 : Johann Balmer
1932 : John Kerr
1946 : Leonida Tonelli
1972 : Louis Mordell
1990 : Lamberto Cesari

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George Berkeley Louis Mordell Johann Balmer

A quotation for today

George Berkeley (1685 - 1753)

And what are these fluxions? The velocities of evanescent increments? They are neither finite quantities, nor quantities infinitely small, nor yet nothing. May we not call them ghosts of departed quantities?

The Analyst

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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