## 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

... there are those who believe that mathematics can sustain itself and grow without any further contact with anything outside itself, and those who believe that nature is still and always will be one of the main (if not the main) sources of mathematical inspiration. The first group is identified as "pure mathematicians" (though "purist" would be more adequate) while the second is, with equal inadequacy, referred to as "applied".