14th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th September

Mathematicians born on this day:

1837 : Bugaev
1845 : Charles Niven
1858 : Henry Fine
1887 : Stoilow
1891 : Vinogradov
1906 : Rellich
1920 : Calderon
1926 : Bremermann
1936 : Burton

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1638 : Vernier
1712 : Cassini
1835 : Brinkley
1910 : Lueroth
1912 : Landsberg
1916 : Duhem
1925 : Tweedie
1932 : Wilczynski
1959 : James Mitchell
1973 : Pairman
1983 : Boone

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Ivan Vinogradov Giovanni Cassini Bill Boone

A quotation for today

Pierre Duhem (1861 - 1916)

The whole theory of electrostatics constitutes a group of abstract ideas and general propositions, formulated in the clear and concise language of geometry and algebra, and connected with one another by the rules of strict logic. This whole fully satisfies the reason of a French physicist and his taste for clarity, simplicity and order ... Here is a book [by Oliver Lodge] intended to expound a new theory. In it are nothing but strings which move around pulleys, which roll around drums, which go through pearl beads ... toothed wheels which are geared to one another and engage hooks. We thought we were entering the tranquil and neatly ordered abode of reason, but we find ourselves in a factory.

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