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Events

1936Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

Births

1676Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician

1738Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician

1807Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born zoologist and geologist

1836Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist

1872Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist

1942Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Deaths

1937Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist

1980Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician

2001Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher

2003 – Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry