14th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1687 : Simson
1801 : Plateau
1868 : Padoa
1882 : Éamon de Valera

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1956 : Jules Richard
1971 : Steenrod
1982 : Dowker
1982 : Linfoot
2010 : Mandelbrot

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jules Richard Benoit Mandelbrot Joseph Plateau


A quotation for today

Benoit Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010)

Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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