## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 26th October

On this day in 1893, Karl Pearson's first statistical publication was the first in a series of 18 papers titled

*Mathematical Contributions to the Theory of Evolution*.
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##### Born:

- 1849: Georg Frobenius Ⓟ
- 1852: François Cosserat Ⓟ
- 1852: Albin Herzog Ⓟ
- 1863: John Henry Michell Ⓟ
- 1877: Max Mason Ⓟ
- 1885: Niels Norlund Ⓟ
- 1911: Shiing-shen Chern Ⓟ
- 1925: Hanno Rund Ⓟ
- 1926: James Clunie Ⓟ
- 1930: Walter Feit Ⓟ
- 1935: Gloria Hewitt Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1817: Aida Yasuaki Ⓟ
- 1922: Cargill Knott Ⓟ
- 1945: Aleksei Krylov Ⓟ
- 1968: Sergei Bernstein Ⓟ
- 1983: Alfred Tarski Ⓟ
- 1984: Mark Kac Ⓟ
- 1992: Adegoke Olubummo Ⓟ
- 1998: Kenkichi Iwasawa Ⓟ
- 2008: Douglas Munn Ⓟ
- 2010: Charles Bell Ⓟ
- 2013: Elza Furtado Gomide Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Mark Kac

To exist (in mathematics), said Henri Poincaré, is to be free from contradiction. But mere existence does not guarantee survival. To survive in mathematics requires a kind of vitality that cannot be described in purely logical terms.