9th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 9th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1746 : Gaspard Monge
1808 : John Scott Russell
1876 : Gilbert Bliss
1891 : George Jeffery
1898 : Arend Heyting
1936 : Alexander Aleksandrovich Kirillov
1965 : Karen Smith

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1904 : George Allman
1932 : Thomas Hakon Grönwall

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Gaspard Monge Arend Heyting John Scott Russell

A quotation for today

Gaspard Monge (1746 - 1818)

Descriptive geometry has two objects: the first is to establish methods to represent on drawing paper which has only two dimensions, -- namely, length and width, -- all solids of nature which have three dimensions, -- length, width, and depth, -- provided, however, that these solids are capable of rigorous definition. The second object is to furnish means to recognize accordingly an exact description of the forms of solids and to derive thereby all truths which result from their forms and their respective positions.

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