## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 8th January

On this day in 1816 Sophie Germain became the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences.

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##### Born:

- 1819: Francis Bashforth Ⓟ
- 1829: Heinrich SchrÃ¶ter Ⓟ
- 1852: Giovanni Frattini Ⓟ
- 1878: Duilio Gigli
- 1888: Richard Courant Ⓟ
- 1917: George Forsythe Ⓟ
- 1917: Leonard Gillman Ⓟ
- 1924: Paul Cohn Ⓟ
- 1936: Robert May Ⓟ
- 1942: Stephen Hawking Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1642: Galileo Galilei Ⓟ
- 1968: Charles Loewner Ⓟ
- 1980: John Mauchly Ⓟ
- 1985: Demetrios Kappos Ⓟ
- 2002: Maurice Bartlett Ⓟ
- 2012: Gyula Maurer Ⓟ
- 2015: John Shepherdson Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Galileo Galilei

The laws of Nature are written in the language of mathematics ... the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word.