26th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1849 : Frobenius
1852 : François Cosserat
1877 : Mason
1885 : Norlund
1911 : Chern
1926 : Clunie
1930 : Feit

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1817 : Aida
1922 : Knott
1945 : Aleksei Krylov
1968 : Sergi Bernstein
1983 : Tarski
1984 : Kac
1994 : Tichy
1998 : Iwasawa
2008 : Munn

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Georg Frobenius Alfred Tarski Walter Feit


A quotation for today

Mark Kac (1914 - 1984)

...to quote a statement of Poincare, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal law since mathematicians think it is a law of nature whereas physicists are convinced that it is a mathematical theorem.
Statistical Independence in Probability Analysis and Number Theory

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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