Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th September

Mathematicians born on this day:

973 : Al-Biruni
1852 : Edward Alexander Bouchet
1886 : Paul Lévy
1894 : Oskar Klein
1901 : Luigi Fantappiè
1923 : Georg Kreisel
1926 : Jean-Pierre Serre

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1883 : Joseph Plateau
1943 : Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay
1947 : Annie Scott Dill Maunder
1978 : William Guthrie
2003 : Alexander Ivanovich Skopin

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Abu Rayhan al-Biruni Joseph Plateau Paul Lévy

A quotation for today

Al-BiruniAl-Biruni (973 - 1048)

Once a sage asked why scholars always flock to the doors of the rich, whilst the rich are not inclined to call at the doors of scholars. "The scholars" he answered , "are well aware of the use of money, but the rich are ignorant of the nobility of science".

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians.

JOC/EFR May 2017 School of Mathematics and Statistics
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