2nd April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1618 : Francesco Grimaldi
1906 : Shokichi Iyanaga
1908 : Hans Reichardt
1934 : Paul Cohen

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1872 : Charles Hughes Terrot
1946 : Dougald Mcquistan
1995 : Hannes Alfvén

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Paul Cohen

A quotation for today

Paul Cohen (1934 - )

The notion of a set is too vague for the continuum hypothesis to have a positive or negative answer.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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University of St Andrews, Scotland