5th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1797 : Duhamel
1902 : Estermann
1907 : Magnus
1930 : Urbanik

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1881 : Carlyle
1915 : Delannoy
1939 : Titeica
1947 : Finkel
1977 : Oskar Klein
1997 : Almgren
2003 : Romberg

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jean-Marie Duhamel Thomas Carlyle Henri Delannoy


A quotation for today

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

Sartor Resartus III.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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