17th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1714 : César-François Cassini de Thury
1898 : Escher
1903 : Hodge
1906 : Wilks
1906 : Cowling
1928 : Adamson
1939 : Cercignani

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1918 : Graf
1956 : Picken
1994 : Yates
2012 : Divinsky

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Maurits Escher


A quotation for today

Maurits Escher (1898 - 1972)

What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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