5th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1723 : Lepaute
1838 : Jordan
1868 : Gould
1871 : Enriques
1871 : Fano
1884 : Denjoy
1909 : Kleene
1942 : Lupas

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1951 : Ritt
1970 : Born
1978 : Henry Jack
1987 : Shtokalo

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Camille Jordan Max Born Nicole-Reine Lepaute


A quotation for today

Camille Jordan (1838 - 1922)

The proof of the Hilbert Basis Theorem is not mathematics; it is theology.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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