26th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1824 : Thomson
1878 : Löwenheim
1902 : Petersson
1908 : Schmid
1911 : Ernst Witt
1914 : Spitzer
1915 : Kelly
1918 : Luke

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1274 : Nasir al_Tusi
1796 : Rittenhouse
1946 : Kerékjártó
1951 : Yule
1967 : Piaggio
1990 : Schwerdtfeger
2011 : Warga

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

William Thomson George Udny Yule


A quotation for today

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1824 - 1907)

I am never content until I have constructed a mechanical model of what I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not.

Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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