21st May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1471 : Dürer
1792 : Coriolis
1858 : Goursat
1893 : Thomas Arnold Brown
1898 : Cherry
1921 : Ferenc Radó
1923 : Armand Borel
1958 : McMullen

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1848 : Wantzel
1937 : Slaught
1953 : Zermelo
1957 : Nekrasov
1958 : Suss
1973 : Moisil

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Albrecht Dürer Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis Édouard Goursat


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)

Welcher aber ... durch die Geometria sein Ding beweist und die gründliche Wahrheit anzeigt, dem soll alle Welt glauben. Denn da ist man gefangen.
Whoever ... proves his point and demonstrates the prime truth geometrically should be believed by all the world, for there we are captured

Von menschlicher Proportion

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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