18th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1875 : Ugo Amaldi
1889 : Thomas Lancaster Wren
1892 : Dmitrii Menshov
1904 : Stefan Warschawski
1907 : Lars Ahlfors
1916 : Ellis Kolchin
1918 : Hsien C Wang
1928 : Mikio Sato
1949 : Charles Fefferman

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1756 : Jacques Cassini
1803 : Louis Arbogast
1923 : Pieter Hendrik Schoute
1943 : William Metzler
1955 : Albert Einstein
1961 : Abraham Plessner
1999 : Gian-Carlo Rota
2000 : Mary Cannell
2009 : Alberto Dou

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Lars Ahlfors Albert Einstein Jacques Cassini


A quotation for today

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.

Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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