15th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1713 : Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille
1855 : Charles Boys
1860 : Raphael Weldon
1868 : Grace Chisholm
1890 : Boris Nikolaevich Delone
1924 : Aldo Andreotti

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1897 : James Joseph Sylvester
1900 : Elwin Christoffel
1912 : Cesare Arzelà
1941 : George Lawson
1952 : Ernst Julius Amberg
1960 : Eduard Čech
1992 : Deane Montgomery
2004 : John Pople
2006 : George Mackey

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James Joseph Sylvester Elwin Christoffel Raphael Weldon

A quotation for today

James J Sylvester (1814 - 1897)

...there is no study in the world which brings into more harmonious action all the faculties of the mind than [mathematics], ... or, like this, seems to raise them, by successive steps of initiation, to higher and higher states of conscious intellectual being ...

Presidential Address to British Association, 1869

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