## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 1st June

On this day in 2003, Jean-Pierre Serre became the first recipient of the Abel Prize. The ceremony was held at the Abel Monument in Slottsparken, Oslo.

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##### Born:

- 1796: Sadi Carnot Ⓟ
- 1815: Osip Somov Ⓟ
- 1849: Gustav von Escherich Ⓟ
- 1851: Edwin Elliott Ⓟ
- 1868: Annie Fitch MacKinnon Ⓟ
- 1884: Eduard Helly Ⓟ
- 1899: Edward Titchmarsh Ⓟ
- 1943: Edmund Robertson Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1864: Joaquim Gomes de Souza Ⓟ
- 1867: Karl von Staudt Ⓟ
- 1941: Kurt Hensel Ⓟ
- 1947: David Enskog Ⓟ
- 1974: Haroutune Dadourian Ⓟ
- 1989: Edward McShane Ⓟ
- 1996: Gaetano Fichera Ⓟ
- 1998: Mikhail Moiseevich Lesokhin Ⓟ
- 1998: Jerzy Łoś Ⓟ
- 2006: Shokichi Iyanaga Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Edward McShane

There are in this world optimists who feel that any symbol that starts off with an integral sign must necessarily denote something that will have every property that they should like an integral to possess. This of course is quite annoying to us rigorous mathematicians; what is even more annoying is that by doing so they often come up with the right answer.