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Today is George David Birkhoff's Birthday!
Happy Birthday

Birkhoff was one of the very best mathematicians on this side of the Atlantic.  He published and lectured in many fields but his greatest contributions were probably in research into dynamical systems.

Born:  March 21,1884
in Overisel, Michigan

Died:  November 12, 1944
in Cambridge, MA

Unlike many of his contemporaries in math and science, Birkhoff did not travel to Europe until 1926, or 13 years after he had achieved renown with his proof of Poincaré's last geometric theorem.