## 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.

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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.