Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1667 : Abraham de Moivre
1750 : William Morgan
1885 : William B Coutts
1896 : Yurii Sokolov
1899 : Otto Neugebauer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1833 : William Morgan
1926 : Frank Cole
1984 : Mary Taylor

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Abraham de Moivre William Morgan Otto Neugebauer


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week


A quotation for today

NeugebauerOtto Neugebauer (1899 - 1990)

It seems to me that all the evidence points to Apollonius as the founder of Greek mathematical astronomy.

Quoted in C B Boyer, A History of Mathematics (New York 1968)



JOC/EFR May 2017 School of Mathematics and Statistics
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