21st March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1768 : Joseph Fourier
1831 : Dorothea Beale
1855 : Louis Raffy
1863 : James Watt
1884 : George Birkhoff
1920 : John Hammersley

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1762 : Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille
1822 : Charles Tinseau
1933 : Enrico D'Ovidio
1934 : Thomas Muir
1952 : John Alison
1960 : Sheila Scott Macintyre
2009 : Thierry Aubin
2010 : Fritz Grunewald

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Joseph Fourier George Birkhoff Thomas Muir

A quotation for today

Joseph Fourier (1768 - 1830)

The differential equations of the propagation of heat express the most general conditions, and reduce the physical questions to problems of pure analysis, and this is the proper object of theory.

Analytical Theory of Heat

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