2nd September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1841 : Hermann Laurent
1850 : Pringsheim
1856 : Meyer
1863 : Phragmen
1878 : Fréchet
1903 : Paton
1905 : Guthrie
1909 : Montgomery
1913 : Gelfand
1914 : McAfee
1923 : Thom

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1764 : Nathaniel Bliss
1768 : Deparcieux
1854 : Pierre Laurent
1865 : Hamilton
1982 : Bath
2002 : Edmonds

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Maurice Fréchet René Thom William Rowan Hamilton


A quotation for today

René Thom (1923 - 2002)

The importance of the "New Mathematics" lies mainly in the fact that it has taught us the difference between the disc and the circle.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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