27th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1755 : Parseval
1837 : Gordan
1920 : Krasnosel'skii
1932 : Gian-Carlo Rota

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1928 : Remoundos
1936 : Pearson
1941 : Reinhardt
1952 : Castelnuovo
1957 : Jeffery
1960 : Frank Jackson
1978 : Stampacchia
1979 : Vranceanu
2013 : Routledge

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Paul Gordan Karl Pearson George Jeffery

A quotation for today

Karl Pearson (1857 - 1936)

The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.

Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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