## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 7th February

On this day in 1885, David Hilbert defended two propositions in a public disputation at the University of Königsberg. One of Hilbert's chosen propositions was on physics, the other on philosophy. This was the final stage of his doctorate, which was then duly awarded.

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##### Born:

- 1816: Jean Frenet
- 1862: Marius Lacombe Ⓟ
- 1863: John Morrison
- 1865: Ernesto Pascal Ⓟ
- 1877: G H Hardy Ⓟ
- 1883: Eric Temple Bell Ⓟ
- 1897: Max Newman Ⓟ
- 1901: Ugo Morin Ⓟ
- 1905: René de Possel Ⓟ
- 1909: Kosaku Yosida Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1880: Arthur Jules Morin Ⓟ
- 1901: Oscar Schlömilch Ⓟ
- 1912: Hermann Bleuler Ⓟ
- 1948: Poul Heegaard Ⓟ
- 1969: Hans Rademacher Ⓟ
- 2003: Tadeusz Boleslaw Ślebarski Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From G H Hardy

There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain. Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.