17th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1597 : Gellibrand
1717 : d'Alembert
1790 : Möbius
1862 : Wattie
1902 : Wigner

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1929 : Hollerith
1953 : Pierre Humbert
1954 : Banachiewicz
1958 : Taniyama

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jean d'Alembert August Möbius Herman Hollerith


A quotation for today

Eugene P Wigner (1902 - 1995)

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the languages we use for their expression.

Communications on Pure and Applied Algebra 13 (1959)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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