16th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1801 : Plücker
1839 : Petersen
1866 : Pierpont
1888 : Friedmann
1915 : Tukey

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1902 : Schröder
1910 : Weingarten
1948 : Brillouin
1970 : Chapman
1990 : Cowling
2001 : Faedo
2004 : Goldstine

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Julius Plücker Julius Petersen John Tukey


A quotation for today

John Tukey (1915 - 2000)

In a world in which the price of calculation continues to decrease rapidly, but the price of theorem proving continues to hold steady or increase, elementary economics indicates that we ought to spend a larger and larger fraction of our time on calculation.

American Statistician 40 (1986)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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