3rd September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1814 : Sylvester
1868 : Charles Shirra Dougall
1874 : Stormer
1884 : Lefschetz
1908 : Pontryagin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1967 : William Milne
1984 : Winkler
1996 : Christiansen

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James Joseph Sylvester Solomon Lefschetz


A quotation for today

James J Sylvester (1814 - 1897)

I know, indeed, and can conceive of no pursuit so antagonistic to the cultivation of the oratorical faculty ... as the study of Mathematics. An eloquent mathematician must, from the nature of things, ever remain as rare a phenomenon as a talking fish, and it is certain that the more anyone gives himself up to the study of oratorical effect the less will he find himself in a fit state to mathematicize.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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