5th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1814 : Wantzel
1819 : Adams
1883 : Keynes
1904 : McVittie
1907 : Peierls
1926 : Berge
1930 : Gregory Maxwell Kelly

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1716 : Cotes
1940 : Love
1964 : Nakayama
1985 : Pillai
1986 : Grunsky
2009 : Motwani

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

John Couch Adams Roger Cotes John Maynard Keynes


A quotation for today

John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946)

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

Quoted in K E Drexler, Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology, (New York 1987)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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