9th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 9th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1581 : Bachet
1704 : Segner
1873 : Schwarzschild
1898 : Behnke
1901 : Deans
1911 : Santalo
1927 : Horn
1928 : Varga
1941 : Day
1949 : Chung

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1253 : Grosseteste
1806 : Banneker
1807 : Malfatti
1909 : Blackburn
1948 : Wedderburn
1990 : Georges de Rham

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Johann Andrea von Segner Joseph Wedderburn Claude Bachet


A quotation for today

Robert Grosseteste (1168 - 1253)

This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near things appear very small, and how we may make small things placed at a distance appear any size we want, so that it may be possible for us to read the smallest letters at incredible distances, or to count sand, or seed, or any sort or minute objects.



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