## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 1st January

On this day in 1801, the Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet Ceres.

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The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1994.

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The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1994.

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##### Born:

- 1803: Guglielmo Libri Ⓟ
- 1878: Agner Erlang Ⓟ
- 1886: Alexander Barrie Grieve
- 1889: Eric Harold Neville Ⓟ
- 1894: Satyendranath Bose Ⓟ
- 1905: Stanisław Mazur Ⓟ
- 1912: Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko Ⓟ
- 1914: Manuela Garín Ⓟ
- 1923: Daniel Gorenstein Ⓟ
- 1924: Jacques Dixmier Ⓟ
- 1931: Sergei Ivanovich Adian Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1748: Johann Bernoulli Ⓟ
- 1787: Anastácio da Cunha
- 1796: Alexandre-Theophile Vandermonde
- 1862: Mikhail Vasilevich Ostrogradski Ⓟ
- 1884: Charles Merrifield Ⓟ
- 1894: Heinrich Hertz Ⓟ
- 1968: Ugo Morin Ⓟ
- 1977: Robert Gillespie Ⓟ
- 1992: Grace Hopper Ⓟ
- 1994: Ivor Etherington Ⓟ
- 1995: Eugene Paul Wigner Ⓟ
- 1996: Gertrude Blanch Ⓟ
- 2006: George G Lorentz Ⓟ
- 2020: Walter Hayman Ⓟ
- 2020: János Aczél Ⓟ
- 2023: Martin Davis Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Eugene Paul Wigner

... mathematics is the science of skillful operations with concepts and rules invented just for this purpose.