12th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1794 : Germinal Dandelin
1847 : Egor Ivanovich Zolotarev
1852 : Ferdinand von Lindemann
1883 : Clarence Lewis
1900 : William Youden
1903 : Jan Tinbergen

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1919 : Rudolf Sturm
1944 : John Raymond Wilton
1971 : Wolfgang Krull
2000 : David Crighton

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Ferdinand von Lindemann Wolfgang Krull Egor Zolotarev

A quotation for today

Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852 - 1939)

The oxygen atom has the shape of a ring, and the sulphur atom, the shape of a clot.
Quoted in L.I. Ponomarev, The Quantum Dice (Bristol, 1993) 40.

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