## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 5th November

On this day in 1828, Augustus De Morgan, age 22, gave his introductory lecture,

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1989.

*On the study of mathematics*, at London University. He was the first mathematics professor at the university.The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1989.

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##### Born:

- 1848: James Whitbread Lee Glaisher Ⓟ
- 1866: Alfred Tauber Ⓟ
- 1872: John Meiklejohn Ⓟ
- 1899: Karl Dörge Ⓟ
- 1916: Edmund Hlawka Ⓟ
- 1930: Frank Adams Ⓟ
- 1952: Bob Thomason Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1526: Scipione del Ferro
- 1800: Jesse Ramsden Ⓟ
- 1879: James Clerk Maxwell Ⓟ
- 1934: Walther von Dyck Ⓟ
- 1981: Stanisław Mazur Ⓟ
- 1995: Bob Thomason Ⓟ
- 2009: Chandra Kintala Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From James Clerk Maxwell

According to the theory of emission, the transmission of energy [of light] is effected by the actual transference of light-corpuscles ... According to the theory of undulation, there is a material medium which fills the space between two bodies, and it is by the action of contiguous parts of this medium that the energy is passed on ...