11th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th July

Mathematicians born on this day:

1732 : Jérôme Lalande
1857 : Joseph Larmor
1888 : Yakov Davydovich Tamarkin
1890 : Giacomo Albanese
1898 : Ali Moustafa Mosharrafa
1904 : Helmut Grunsky
1908 : Alfred Hoblitzelle Clifford
1920 : Roman Sikorski
1922 : J W S Cassels

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1382 : Nicholas Oresme
1733 : Jakob Hermann
1807 : George Atwood
1909 : Simon Newcomb
1950 : Arthur Conway
1955 : Gustave Dumas
1995 : Andrzej Alexiewicz

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Nicole Oresme Joseph Larmor George Atwood

A quotation for today

Simon Newcomb (1835 - 1909)

Ten decimal places of π are sufficient to give the circumference of the earth to a fraction of an inch, and thirty decimal places would give the circumference of the visible universe to a quantity imperceptible to the most powerful microscope.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

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