## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 8th August

On this day in 1900, David Hilbert gave a talk at the second International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in which he described 10 from a list of 23 problems.

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The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 2010.

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The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 2010.

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##### Born:

- 1902: Paul Dirac Ⓟ
- 1910: Johanna Weber Ⓟ
- 1912: Ralph Boas Ⓟ
- 1921: Edwin Spanier Ⓟ
- 1931: Roger Penrose Ⓟ
- 1935: John Hildebrant Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1555: Oronce Fine Ⓟ
- 1853: Jozéf Hoëné Wronski Ⓟ
- 1979: Lionel Cooper Ⓟ
- 1989: Taro Morishima Ⓟ
- 2009: Muriel Wales Ⓟ
- 2017: Cathleen Morawetz Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Ralph Boas

Only professional mathematicians learn anything from professors. Other people learn from explanations.