11th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1881 : Theodore von Kármán
1887 : Griffith Evans
1902 : Edna Kramer
1912 : Sergei Chernikov
1918 : Richard Feynman
1924 : Evgenii B Dynkin
1930 : Edsger Dijkstra

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1610 : Matteo Ricci
1871 : John Herschel
1916 : Karl Schwarzschild
1923 : Charles Niven
1955 : Nikolai Mitrofanovich Krylov
1965 : Jason J Nassau
1995 : Leo Zippin

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Richard Feynman John Herschel Matteo Ricci


A quotation for today

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.

QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, (London, 1990)

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University of St Andrews, Scotland