4th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1744 : Johann(III) Bernoulli
1765 : Pierre-Simon Girard
1908 : Viktor Vladimirovich Vagner
1921 : Andrew Gleason

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1652 : Jan-Karel della Faille
1698 : Erasmus Bartholin
1954 : Archibald Richardson
1986 : Kurt Hirsch
2000 : Ian Sneddon

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Kurt Hirsch Jan-Karel della Faille Erasmus Bartholin

A quotation for today

Viktor Vladimirovich Vagner (1908 - 1981)

For contemporary differential geometry the concept of group is quite insufficient for the examination, from an algebraic point of view, of the basic concepts of the corresponding geometrical theories. Moreover, algebraic problems arising in investigations concerning the foundations of contemporary differential geometry require the study of special algebraic systems which at present are not very seriously discussed.

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