5th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1863 : Painlevé
1868 : Sommerfeld
1873 : Richard Fuchs
1895 : Elbert Cox
1901 : Heisenberg
1904 : Maruhn
1909 : Naimark
1937 : Boersma

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1708 : Seki
1770 : Stirling
1859 : Poinsot
1959 : Newson
1999 : Jacobson
2005 : Rogers

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Paul Painlevé Werner Heisenberg Ambrose Rogers


A quotation for today

Werner Heisenberg (1901 - 1976)

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.

Physics and Beyond (New York 1971)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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