8th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1859 : Johan Ludwig Jensen
1905 : Karol Borsuk
1905 : Winifred Sargent
1923 : Dionisio Gallarati

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1874 : Jean-Baptiste Bélanger
1900 : Thomas Craig
1936 : Lorna Swain
1951 : Gilbert Bliss
1953 : Benjamin Fedorovich Kagan
1959 : Renato Caccioppoli
1960 : Henry Whitehead
2001 : Jaap Seidel
2008 : Aryeh Dvoretzky
2016 : Tom Apostol

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Henry Whitehead Karol Borsuk Gilbert Bliss


A quotation for today

Henry Whitehead (1904 - 1960)

The British Mathematical Colloquium consists of three days of mathematics with no dogs and no wives.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland