5th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th June

Mathematicians born on this day:

1814 : Pierre Wantzel
1819 : John Couch Adams
1883 : John Maynard Keynes
1904 : George McVittie
1907 : Rudolf Peierls
1926 : Claude Berge
1930 : Gregory Maxwell Kelly

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1716 : Roger Cotes
1940 : Augustus Love
1964 : Tadashi Nakayama
1985 : Sree Pillai
1986 : Helmut Grunsky
2009 : Rajeev Motwani

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John Couch Adams Roger Cotes John Maynard Keynes

A quotation for today

John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946)

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

Quoted in K E Drexler, Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology, (New York 1987)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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