21st December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1540 : Allen
1878 : Lukasiewicz
1889 : Sewall Wright
1921 : Luchins
1932 : Ringrose

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1912 : Gordan
1912 : Lemoine
1919 : Suslin
1954 : Sergescu
1960 : Bell
1976 : Patodi
1980 : Potapov
1987 : Lukacs

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Paul Gordan Eric Temple Bell Thomas Allen


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Paul Gordan (1837 - 1912)

This is not mathematics, it is theology.
[On being exposed to Hilbert's work in invariant theory.]

Quoted in P Davis and R Hersh The Mathematical Experience (Boston 1981)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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