17th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th June

Mathematicians born on this day:

1714 : César-François Cassini de Thury
1898 : Maurits Escher
1903 : William Hodge
1906 : Samuel Wilks
1906 : Tom Cowling
1928 : Iain Adamson
1939 : Carlo Cercignani

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1918 : Johann Heinrich Graf
1956 : David Picken
1994 : Frank Yates
2012 : Nathan Divinsky

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Maurits Escher William Hodge César-François Cassini de Thury

A quotation for today

Maurits Escher (1898 - 1972)

What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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