Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1861 : William Peddie
1903 : Alan Broadbent
1907 : Hermann Arthur Jahn
1910 : Nikolai Vladimirovich Efimov
1926 : John Kemeny

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1832 : Évariste Galois
1841 : George Green
1907 : Francesco Siacci
1931 : Eugène Cosserat
1991 : Robert Schlapp
1992 : Marian Țarină
1998 : Michio Suzuki
2000 : Erich Kähler
2008 : Detlef Gromoll

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Évariste Galois Eugène Cosserat Alan Broadbent

A quotation for today

GaloisÉvariste Galois (1811 - 1832)

Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.

Quoted in N Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians.

JOC/EFR May 2017 School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
university crest