12th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1577 : Paul Guldin
1737 : Nicolas Vilant
1855 : Eduard Wiltheiss
1888 : Zygmunt Janiszewski
1904 : Adolf Lindenbaum
1914 : Wassily Hoeffding
1937 : Vladimir Arnold

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1835 : Edward Troughton
1900 : Jean Frenet
1929 : Henri Andoyer
1945 : Boris G Galerkin
1980 : Egon Pearson
1985 : Loo-Keng Hua

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Zygmunt Janiszewski Vladimir Arnold Egon Pearson


A quotation for today

Vladimir Arnold (1937 - 2010)

All mathematics is divided into three parts:
Cryptography (paid for by CIA, KGB and the like),
Hydrodynamics (supported by manufacturers of atomic submarines) and
Celestial Mechanics (financed by military and other institutions dealing with missiles, such as NASA).
The existence of mysterious relations between all these different domains is the most striking and delightful feature of mathematics (having no rational explanation).
Polymathematics: Is mathematics a single science or a set of arts? in Mathematics: Frontiers and Perspectives (ed. V Arnold, M Atiyah, P Lax and B Mazur), American Math. Soc., 1999, pp. 403-416.



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