23rd March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 23rd March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1749 : Laplace
1754 : Vega
1795 : Holmboe
1862 : Study
1882 : Emmy Noether
1897 : Synge
1907 : Whitney
1942 : Pedley

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1924 : William Jack
1961 : Mason
1963 : Skolem
1979 : Lah
2007 : Cohen
2011 : Bartik

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Pierre-Simon Laplace Jurij Vega Emmy Noether

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749 - 1827)

What we know is not much. What we do not know is immense.
(Allegedly his last words.)

Quoted in A De Morgan Budget of Paradoxes

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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