## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 24th March

On this day in 1899, Rene Louis Baire defended his doctoral thesis on the theory of functions of a real variable. He was influential in introducing transfinite set theory into analysis.

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##### Born:

- 1809: Joseph Liouville Ⓟ
- 1835: Josef Stefan Ⓟ
- 1842: William Niven Ⓟ
- 1848: Jules Tannery Ⓟ
- 1863: Crossley Barlow
- 1892: Marston Morse Ⓟ
- 1913: Ralph Fox Ⓟ
- 1924: David Borwein Ⓟ
- 1934: James Glimm Ⓟ
- 1948: Sun-Yung Alice Chang Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1945: Leopold Klug Ⓟ
- 1956: Christine Hamill Ⓟ
- 1956: Edmund Whittaker Ⓟ
- 1976: Francis Murnaghan Ⓟ
- 2013: Guri Ivanovich Marchuk Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Marston Morse

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.