13th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1555 : Giovanni Magini
1580 : Willebrord Snell
1773 : Thomas Young
1831 : James Clerk Maxwell
1871 : Ernst Steinitz
1872 : Chrystal Macmillan
1876 : William Gosset
1883 : Neil McArthur
1891 : Pierre Humbert
1906 : Bruno de Finetti
1928 : John F Nash
1931 : Herbert Wilf
1966 : Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1909 : Albin Herzog
1939 : Hermann Wiener
1991 : Marek Kuczma
1994 : John Britton

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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

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