## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 2nd February

On this day in 1883 the preliminary meeting to set up the Edinburgh Mathematical Society was held.

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On this day in 2004 Google released a Gaston Julia doodle (a day early) and on this day in 2020 they released a Somerville doodle (to celebrate when her 1826 paper was read to the Royal Society).

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On this day in 2004 Google released a Gaston Julia doodle (a day early) and on this day in 2020 they released a Somerville doodle (to celebrate when her 1826 paper was read to the Royal Society).

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##### Born:

- 1522: Lodovico Ferrari
- 1765: Timofei Fedorovic Osipovsky Ⓟ
- 1786: Jacques Binet Ⓟ
- 1793: William Hopkins Ⓟ
- 1842: Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotsky Ⓟ
- 1849: Leopold Gegenbauer Ⓟ
- 1860: August Gutzmer Ⓟ
- 1865: Rosenberg, Fabian
- 1870: Henri Fehr Ⓟ
- 1881: Gustav Herglotz Ⓟ
- 1882: Joseph Wedderburn Ⓟ
- 1893: Cornelius Lanczos Ⓟ
- 1896: Kazimierz Kuratowski Ⓟ
- 1897: Gertrude Blanch Ⓟ
- 1903: Bartel van der Waerden Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1612: Christopher Clavius Ⓟ
- 1704: Guillaume de l'Hôpital Ⓟ
- 1841: Olinthus Gregory Ⓟ
- 1911: Charles Méray Ⓟ
- 1950: Constantin Carathéodory Ⓟ
- 1965: Neville Watson Ⓟ
- 1970: Bertrand Russell Ⓟ
- 1971: Yurii Sokolov Ⓟ
- 1974: Imre Lakatos Ⓟ
- 2005: Edward Maitland Wright Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Bertrand Russell

It can be shown that a mathematical web of some kind can be woven about any universe containing several objects. The fact that our universe lends itself to mathematical treatment is not a fact of any great philosophical significance.