1st April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 1st April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1617 : Seth Ward
1640 : Georg Mohr
1776 : Sophie Germain
1835 : James Moriarty
1874 : Ernest William Barnes
1895 : Alec Aitken
1916 : Sheila Edmonds
1935 : Bronius Grigelionis
1947 : Alain Connes

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1863 : Jakob Steiner
1872 : Martin Ohm
1921 : Carl Johannes Thomae
1930 : George Gibson
1968 : Lev Landau
1998 : Mary Warner
2003 : Adriaan Cornelis Zaanen

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Marie-Sophie Germain Jakob Steiner Alec Aitken

A quotation for today

Sophie Germain (1776 - 1831)

In describing the honourable mission I charged him with, M. Pernety informed me that he made my name known to you. This leads me to confess that I am not as completely unknown to you as you might believe, but that fearing the ridicule attached to a female scientist, I have previously taken the name of M. LeBlanc in communicating to you those notes that, no doubt, do not deserve the indulgence with which you have responded.

Letter to Gauss (1807)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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