20th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1494 : Fine
1648 : Tommaso Ceva
1838 : Abbott
1843 : Paul Tannery
1855 : Thomas Craig
1875 : Cantelli
1911 : Gelbart

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1836 : Bartels
1916 : George Thom
1931 : Jerabek
1944 : Comrie
1962 : Artin
1984 : Deuring
1988 : Elizabeth Scott
2005 : Bott

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Emil Artin Raoul Bott Paul Tannery


A quotation for today

Raoul Bott (1923 - 2005)

There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else -- but persistent.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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