16th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th June

Mathematicians born on this day:

1640 : Jacques Ozanam
1801 : Julius Plücker
1839 : Julius Petersen
1866 : James Pierpont
1888 : Alexander Friedmann
1915 : John Tukey

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1902 : Ernst Schröder
1910 : Julius Weingarten
1948 : Marcel Brillouin
1970 : Sydney Chapman
1975 : Karl Dörge
1990 : Tom Cowling
2001 : Alessandro Faedo
2004 : Herman Goldstine

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Julius Plücker Julius Petersen John Tukey

A quotation for today

John Tukey (1915 - 2000)

In a world in which the price of calculation continues to decrease rapidly, but the price of theorem proving continues to hold steady or increase, elementary economics indicates that we ought to spend a larger and larger fraction of our time on calculation.

American Statistician 40 (1986)

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