March 2005

mathematician  mathematician  mathematician

Can you identify the pictured Mathematicians?

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1
Charles de La Faille
2
Julius Weingarten
3
Georg Cantor
4
Jules Antoine Lissajous
5
William Oughtred
6
Ettore Bortolotti
7
John Herschel
8
George Chrystal
9
Howard Aiken
10
Johann Heinrich Rahn
11
Joseph Bertrand
12
Simon Newcomb
13
Jules Joseph Drach
14 PIDay
Albert Einstein
and Waclaw Sierpinski
15
Grace Chisholm Young
16
Caroline Herschel
17
Ernest Esclangon
18
Jakob Steiner
19
Jacob Wolfowitz
20
Philipp Frank
21
Jean Joseph Fourier
22
Irving Kaplansky
23
Emmy Noether
24
Harold Marston Morse
25
Christopher Clavius
26
Paul Erdös
27
Karl Pearson
28
Israel Nathan Herstein
29
Wilhelm Ackermann
30
Alfréd Rényi
31
René Descartes
   

A quotation for March:

Alfréd Rényi (1921 - 1970)

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.

Quoted in P Turán, "The Work of Alfréd Rényi", Matematikai Lapok 21 (1970) 199 - 210.

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