## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 6th August

On this day in 1763 Alexander Wilson was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St Andrews.

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##### Born:

- 1638: Nicolas Malebranche Ⓟ
- 1741: John Wilson Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1694: Antoine Arnauld Ⓟ
- 1925: Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro Ⓟ
- 1929: Emil Hilb Ⓟ
- 1939: Gaetano Scorza Ⓟ
- 1945: Paul Koebe Ⓟ
- 1947: William Thomson Ⓟ
- 1970: Zyoiti Suetuna Ⓟ
- 1970: Jan Popken Ⓟ
- 1998: André Weil Ⓟ
- 2002: Edsger Dijkstra Ⓟ
- 2007: Atle Selberg Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From André Weil

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.