8th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1508 : Gemma Frisius
1594 : Pierre Petit
1768 : Li Rui
1865 : Hadamard
1883 : Berwald
1919 : Julia Robinson
1919 : Sneddon

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1632 : Albert Girard
1632 : Lansberge
1864 : Boole
1894 : Chebyshev
1896 : John Wilson
1955 : Weyl
1961 : Severi
1966 : Coble
1973 : Evans

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jacques Hadamard George Boole Pafnuty Chebyshev


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Hermann Weyl (1885 - 1955)

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists since its consistency cannot be proved.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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School of Mathematics and Statistics
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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day1208.html