25th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1811 : Galois
1886 : Ford
1926 : Eells

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1647 : Torricelli
1733 : Saccheri
1884 : Castigliano
1905 : Stolz
1914 : Lexis
1925 : Rethy
1933 : Wangerin
1970 : Collingwood
1996 : Ennio De Giorgi
1997 : Rees
2002 : Thom

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Evariste Galois Evangelista Torricelli Wilhelm Lexis


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty
A quotation for today

Evariste Galois (1811 - 1832)

Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.

Quoted in N Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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