28th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1676 : Jacopo Riccati
1710 : Johann(II) Bernoulli
1872 : Marian Smoluchowski
1881 : Lajos Dávid
1885 : Mauro Picone
1902 : Stefan Cohn-Vossen
1908 : Egbert van Kampen
1912 : Hans Zassenhaus
1930 : Bill Morton

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1968 : Karel Rychlik
1980 : Rolf Nevanlinna
1982 : Carlo Miranda
1997 : Ron Book

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Jacopo Riccati Hans Zassenhaus Egbert van Kampen

A quotation for today

Jacopo Riccati (1676 - 1754)

I do not want to claim that every topic should be probed in detail. Following one's own talent and inclination, one should select at least one topic, and study it in depth. In the others, one should follow the example of the bee which sucks a drop of nectar from each flower ...

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