Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th September

Mathematicians born on this day:

1837 : Nicolai Vasilievich Bugaev
1845 : Charles Niven
1858 : Henry Fine
1887 : Simion Stoilow
1891 : Ivan Matveevich Vinogradov
1906 : Franz Rellich
1920 : Alberto Calderón
1926 : Hans-Joachim Bremermann
1936 : Leone Burton

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1638 : Pierre Vernier
1712 : Giovanni Cassini
1835 : John Brinkley
1910 : Jacob Lüroth
1912 : Georg Landsberg
1916 : Pierre Duhem
1925 : Charles Tweedie
1932 : Ernest Wilczynski
1959 : James Mitchell
1973 : Eleanor Pairman
1983 : Bill Boone

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Ivan Vinogradov Giovanni Cassini Bill Boone

A quotation for today

Pierre Duhem (1861 - 1916)

The whole theory of electrostatics constitutes a group of abstract ideas and general propositions, formulated in the clear and concise language of geometry and algebra, and connected with one another by the rules of strict logic. This whole fully satisfies the reason of a French physicist and his taste for clarity, simplicity and order ... Here is a book [by Oliver Lodge] intended to expound a new theory. In it are nothing but strings which move around pulleys, which roll around drums, which go through pearl beads ... toothed wheels which are geared to one another and engage hooks. We thought we were entering the tranquil and neatly ordered abode of reason, but we find ourselves in a factory.

La Théorie Physique

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