8th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1829 : Schroeter
1852 : Frattini
1888 : Courant
1917 : Forsythe
1917 : Gillman
1924 : Cohn
1942 : Hawking

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1642 : Galileo
1968 : Loewner
1980 : Mauchly
2002 : Bartlett

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Galileo Galilei Stephen Hawking Richard Courant


A quotation for today

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Quoted in Arago, Eulogy of Galileo (1874)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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