20th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1632 : Wren
1827 : Merrifield
1863 : Young
1865 : Kotelnikov
1881 : Snedecor
1904 : Lewy
1914 : Bing

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1896 : Tisserand
1974 : Ruse
1984 : Dirac
1987 : Kolmogorov

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Christopher Wren William Young Paul Dirac


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Andrey Kolmogorov (1903 - 1987)

The theory of probability as mathematical discipline can and should be developed from axioms in exactly the same way as Geometry and Algebra.

Foundations of the Theory of Probability

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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