13th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1555 : Magini
1580 : Snell
1773 : Thomas Young
1831 : Maxwell
1871 : Steinitz
1872 : Chrystal Macmillan
1876 : Gosset
1883 : McArthur
1891 : Pierre Humbert
1906 : de Finetti
1928 : Nash
1931 : Wilf
1966 : Perelman

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1939 : Hermann Wiener
1991 : Kuczma
1994 : Britton

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

James Clerk Maxwell William Gosset Ernst Steinitz


A quotation for today

James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)

... that, in a few years, all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals.
[Maxwell strongly disagreed with these views and was attacking them.]

Scientific Papers 2, 244, October 1871

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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