15th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1731 : Francis Maseres
1732 : Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten
1802 : János Bolyai
1823 : August Yulevich Davidov
1827 : Samuel Roberts
1847 : Gaston Floquet
1897 : Myron Mathisson
1912 : Louis Goodstein
1912 : Emil Grosswald
1923 : Freeman Dyson
1929 : Yurii Vasilevich Prokhorov

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1838 : Émile Léger
1849 : Louis Benjamin Francoeur
1921 : Leo Königsberger
1940 : Alfred Young
1958 : Wolfgang Pauli
1970 : Theodore Samuel Motzkin
1971 : Paul Lévy
1971 : Anne Cobbe
2000 : William Birnbaum

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János Bolyai Wolfgang Pauli Louis Benjamin Francoeur


A quotation for today

Wolfgang Pauli (1900 - 1958)

The fact that the author thinks slowly is not serious, but the fact that he publishes faster than he thinks is inexcusable.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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