## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 30th October

##### Born:

- 1840: Joseph Neuberg (poster)
- 1844: George-Henri Halphen (poster)
- 1906: Andrei Tikhonov (poster)
- 1907: Harold Davenport (poster)
- 1938: Marina Ratner (poster)
- 1946: Bill Thurston (poster)

##### Died:

- 1626: Willebrord Snell (poster)
- 1631: Michael Mästlin (poster)
- 1739: Leonty Filippovich Magnitsky
- 1810: François Français
- 1975: Gustav Hertz (poster)
- 1989: Dmitrii Konstantinovich Faddeev (poster)
- 1991: Ellis Kolchin (poster)
- 2007: Juha Heinonen
- 2011: Jonas Kubilius (poster)
- 2014: Blagoj Popov

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Bill Thurston

I think mathematics is a vast territory. The outskirts of mathematics are the outskirts of mathematical civilization. There are certain subjects that people learn about and gather together. Then there is a sort of inevitable development in those fields. You get to the point where a certain theorem is bound to be proved, independent of any particular individual, because it is just in the path of development.