1st June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 1st June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1796 : Sadi Carnot
1815 : Osip Somov
1851 : Edwin Elliott
1884 : Eduard Helly
1899 : Edward Titchmarsh
1943 : Edmund Robertson

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1867 : Karl von Staudt
1941 : Kurt Hensel
1947 : David Enskog
1989 : Edward McShane
1996 : Gaetano Fichera
1998 : Mikhail Moiseevich Lesokhin
1998 : Jerzy Łoś
2006 : Shokichi Iyanaga

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Eduard Helly Kurt Hensel Sadi Carnot


A quotation for today

Edward Titchmarsh (1899 - 1963)

It can be of no practical use to know that π is irrational, but if we can know, it surely would be intolerable not to know.

Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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