22nd March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1891 : Swain
1917 : Kaplansky
1926 : Babuska
1940 : Szafraniec
1944 : Millington

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1840 : Bobillier
1914 : François Cosserat
1926 : Neuberg
1934 : David Tweedie
1953 : Herglotz
1973 : Geiringer
1977 : Robb
1987 : Guinand
2011 : Flajolet

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Irving Kaplansky Hilda Geiringer

A quotation for today

Irving Kaplansky (1917 - 2006)

We [he and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free, we write basis-free, but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury.

Paul Halmos: Celebrating 50 Years of Mathematics.

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