8th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1902 : Paul Dirac
1912 : Ralph Boas
1921 : Edwin Spanier
1931 : Roger Penrose
1935 : John Hildebrant

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1555 : Oronce Fine
1853 : Jozéf Hoëné Wronski
1979 : Lionel Cooper
1989 : Taro Morishima
2009 : Muriel Wales
2017 : Cathleen Morawetz

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Paul Dirac Hoëné Wronski Roger Penrose

A quotation for today

Paul A M Dirac (1902 - 1984)

This result is too beautiful to be false; it is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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