## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 12th February

On this day in 1826, Nikolai Lobachevsky delivered a paper before the mathematics and physics departments of Kazan University on his "imaginary geometry". This was what is now known as hyperbolic geometry.

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The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1981.

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The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1981.

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##### Born:

- 1856: Arnold Droz-Farny
- 1870: Horatio Carslaw Ⓟ
- 1889: Enrico Bompiani Ⓟ
- 1905: Harold Ruse Ⓟ
- 1908: Jacques Herbrand Ⓟ
- 1914: Hanna Neumann Ⓟ
- 1918: Julian Schwinger Ⓟ
- 1921: Kathleen McNulty Antonelli Ⓟ
- 1929: Aleksei Kostrikin Ⓟ
- 1941: Dennis Sullivan Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1916: Richard Dedekind Ⓟ
- 1958: Douglas Hartree Ⓟ
- 1960: Oskar Anderson Ⓟ
- 1962: Joseph Pérès Ⓟ
- 1977: Ebenezer Cunningham Ⓟ
- 1980: Einar Carl Hille Ⓟ
- 2001: Herbert Robbins Ⓟ
- 2017: Juan Jorge Schäffer Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Richard Dedekind

Numbers are the free creation of the human mind.