4th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th July

Mathematicians born on this day:

1906 : Rutherford
1917 : Livsic
1928 : Jürgen Moser

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1742 : Grandi
1901 : Tait
1954 : Zylinski
1956 : Childs
1962 : See
1981 : Norlund
1986 : Zariski
1990 : Marshall Hall
1993 : Householder
2002 : Schwartz
2006 : Mendelsohn

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Oscar Zariski Dan Rutherford Peter Guthrie Tait

A quotation for today

Peter G Tait (1831 - 1901)

Perhaps to the student there is no part of elementary mathematics so repulsive as is spherical geometry.

Article on Quaternions Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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