18th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1048 : Omar Khayyam
1711 : Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
1850 : Oliver Heaviside
1872 : Bertrand Russell
1914 : Stefan Schwarz
1937 : Horace Mochizuki

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1924 : Corrado Segre
1954 : Selig Brodetsky
1965 : Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis
1971 : Aleksandr G Kurosh

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Ruggero Boscovich Oliver Heaviside Bertrand Russell


A quotation for today

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

The fact that all Mathematics is Symbolic Logic is one of the greatest discoveries of our age; and when this fact has been established, the remainder of the principles of mathematics consists in the analysis of Symbolic Logic itself.

Principles of Mathematics. 1903

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