7th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 7th September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1707 : Buffon
1819 : Bouquet
1884 : Valiron
1901 : Robb
1903 : Dudley Littlewood
1915 : Ito
1924 : Krasovskii
1948 : Praeger
1955 : Zelmanov

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1682 : Caramuel
1918 : Sylow
1936 : Grossmann
1947 : Cipolla
1951 : Harry Schmidt
1956 : Otto Yulyevich Schmidt
1985 : Pólya
1994 : Gelbart
2003 : David Spence

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Georges Buffon Ludwig Sylow George Pólya


A quotation for today

George Pólya (1887 - 1985)

If there is a problem you can't solve, then there is an easier problem you can't solve: find it.

How to Solve It (Princeton 1945).

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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