Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1841 : Hermann Laurent
1850 : Alfred Pringsheim
1856 : Wilhelm Meyer
1863 : Edvard Phragmén
1878 : Maurice Fréchet
1903 : James Paton
1905 : William Guthrie
1909 : Deane Montgomery
1913 : Israil Gelfand
1914 : Walter Samuel McAfee
1923 : René Thom

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1764 : Nathaniel Bliss
1768 : Antoine Deparcieux
1854 : Pierre Laurent
1865 : William Rowan Hamilton
1982 : Frederick Bath
2002 : Sheila Edmonds

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Maurice Fréchet René Thom William Rowan Hamilton


A quotation for today

ThomRené Thom (1923 - 2002)

The importance of the "New Mathematics" lies mainly in the fact that it has taught us the difference between the disc and the circle.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians.



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