24th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1561 : Bartholomeo Pitiscus
1835 : John Purser
1846 : Enoch Beery Seitz
1901 : Semyon Aranovich Gershgorin
1942 : Karen Uhlenbeck

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1595 : Thomas Digges
1670 : William Neile
1739 : Takebe Katahiro
1832 : Sadi Carnot
1888 : Rudolf Clausius
1929 : Thomas Bromwich
1971 : Wallace J Eckert
1975 : Anna Mullikin
1982 : Hitoshi Kumano-Go
1993 : Boris Yakovlevich Levin

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Karen Uhlenbeck Sadi Carnot Rudolf Clausius

A quotation for today

Rudolf Clausius (1822 - 1888)

Die Energie der Welt ist konstant. Die Entroopie der Welt strebt einem Maximum zu.
The energy of the world is constant. its entropy tends to a maximum.

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

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