27th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1755 : Antoine Parseval
1837 : Paul Gordan
1920 : Mark Aleksandrovich Krasnosel'skii
1932 : Gian-Carlo Rota

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1928 : Georgios Remoundos
1936 : Karl Pearson
1941 : Karl Reinhardt
1952 : Guido Castelnuovo
1957 : George Jeffery
1960 : Frank Jackson
1978 : Guido Stampacchia
1979 : Gheorghe Vrănceanu
2013 : Norman Routledge

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Paul Gordan Karl Pearson George Jeffery


A quotation for today

Karl Pearson (1857 - 1936)

The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.

Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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