6th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1769 : Hachette
1792 : Martin Ohm
1865 : Third
1872 : Sitter
1906 : Weil
1942 : Aubin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1856 : William Hamilton
1916 : Scholtz
1928 : Allardice
1951 : Cartan
1983 : Luke
2009 : Hsiung

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Elie Cartan Jean Hachette André Weil


A quotation for today

André Weil (1906 - 1998) God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977).

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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