## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 9th June

On this day in 1905, Albert Einstein published his analysis of Planck's quantum theory and its application to light. It was for this work that Einstein was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1921.

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##### Born:

- 1669: Leonty Filippovich Magnitsky Ⓟ
- 1786: William Horner
- 1885: J E Littlewood Ⓟ
- 1906: Cyril Offord Ⓟ
- 1909: Wade Ellis Ⓟ
- 1912: Gerald Whitrow Ⓟ
- 1913: Muriel Wales Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1751: John Machin Ⓟ
- 1910: Louis Raffy
- 1933: Edward Langley Ⓟ
- 1969: Harold Davenport Ⓟ
- 1977: Gustav Doetsch Ⓟ
- 1989: Horace Mochizuki
- 1994: Jan Tinbergen Ⓟ
- 1995: Vivienne Malone-Mayes Ⓟ
- 2010: Iain Adamson Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Harold Davenport

A peculiarity of the higher arithmetic is the great difficulty which has often been experienced in proving simple general theorems which had been suggested quite naturally by numerical evidence.