6th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1769 : Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette
1792 : Martin Ohm
1865 : J A Third
1868 : Mihailo Petrović
1872 : Willem de Sitter
1906 : André Weil
1942 : Thierry Aubin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1856 : William Hamilton
1916 : Ágoston Scholtz
1928 : Robert Allardice
1951 : Élie Cartan
1983 : Yudell Luke
2009 : Chuan-Chih Hsiung

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Elie Cartan Jean Hachette André Weil

A quotation for today

André Weil (1906 - 1998) God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977).

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