8th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1732 : David Rittenhouse
1903 : Marshall Stone
1903 : Aurel Wintner
1928 : Elizabeth Fennema
1929 : François Bruhat
1947 : David Eisenbud

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1461 : Georg Peurbach
1913 : Julius König
1919 : Lóránd Eötvös
1925 : Frank Baldwin
2005 : Douglas Northcott
2008 : Graham Higman

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Marshall Stone David Rittenhouse Lóránd Eötvös


A quotation for today

Marshall Stone (1903 - 1989)

For Bourbaki, Poincaré was the devil incarnate. For students of chaos and fractals, Poincaré is of course God on Earth.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)



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