## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 30th October

On this day in 1710, William Whiston was deprived of his Cambridge chair and dismissed from the university after being charged with heresy.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1977.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1977.

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##### Born:

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

##### Died:

- 1626: Willebrord Snell Ⓟ
- 1631: Michael Mästlin Ⓟ
- 1739: Leonty Filippovich Magnitsky Ⓟ
- 1810: François Français
- 1975: Gustav Hertz Ⓟ
- 1989: Dmitrii Konstantinovich Faddeev Ⓟ
- 1991: Ellis Kolchin Ⓟ
- 2007: Juha Heinonen Ⓟ
- 2011: Jonas Kubilius Ⓟ
- 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.