2nd January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1822 : Rudolf Clausius
1843 : James Stuart
1896 : Leopold Pars
1905 : Lev Shnirelman
1931 : James Murray
1938 : Anatoly Mykhailovych Samoilenko
1940 : Srinivasa Varadhan

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1892 : George Airy
1930 : Charles Shirra Dougall
1952 : Panagiotis Zervos
1992 : Brian Kuttner

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

George Airy Rudolf Clausius Lev Shnirelman


A quotation for today

Rudolf Clausius (1822 - 1888)

Die Energie der Welt ist konstant. Die Entroopie der Welt strebt einem Maximum zu.
The energy of the world is constant. Its entropy tends to a maximum.

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

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