2nd May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1588 : Étienne Pascal
1860 : D'Arcy Thompson
1866 : Orr
1884 : Wilton
1902 : Zarankiewicz
1903 : Mackenzie
1921 : Walter Rudin
1928 : Jacques-Louis Lions

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1519 : Leonardo da Vinci
1967 : Carmichael
1982 : Bochner
2004 : Hammersley

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D'Arcy Thompson Leonardo da Vinci

A quotation for today

D'Arcy Thompson (1860 - 1948)

We call a thing big or little with reference to what it is wont to be, as we speak of a small elephant or a big rat.

On Growth and Form (Cambridge 1917)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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