3rd August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 3rd August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1835 : Artemas Martin
1851 : George FitzGerald
1890 : Martha Betz Shapley
1914 : Mark Kac
1926 : Maurice Auslander
1943 : Béla Bollobás
1945 : George Saitoti

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1914 : Louis Couturat
1917 : Georg Frobenius
1922 : Matyáš Lerch
1959 : Jakob Nielsen

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Georg Frobenius George FitzGerald Mark Kac


A quotation for today

Mark Kac (1914 - 1984)

There are surely worse things than being wrong, and being dull and pedantic are surely among them.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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