10th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 10th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1788 : Augustin Fresnel
1847 : Wilhelm Killing
1899 : Otakar Boruvka
1900 : Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
1904 : Edward McShane

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1822 : Paolo Ruffini
1829 : Thomas Young
1924 : August Gutzmer
1941 : Diederik Korteweg
1957 : Guido Ascoli
1989 : Hassler Whitney
1992 : Kollagunta Ramanathan
2003 : Ambros Speiser

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Wilhelm Killing Augustin Fresnel Thomas Young


A quotation for today

Augustin Fresnel (1788 - 1827)

Nature is not embarrassed by difficulties of analysis.

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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