## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 13th June

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##### Born:

- 1555: Giovanni Magini Ⓟ
- 1580: Willebrord Snell Ⓟ
- 1773: Thomas Young Ⓟ
- 1831: James Clerk Maxwell Ⓟ
- 1839: James Bolam
- 1871: Ernst Steinitz Ⓟ
- 1872: Chrystal Macmillan Ⓟ
- 1876: William Gosset Ⓟ
- 1883: Neil McArthur
- 1891: Pierre Humbert Ⓟ
- 1902: Carolyn Eisele Ⓟ
- 1906: Bruno de Finetti Ⓟ
- 1928: John F Nash Ⓟ
- 1931: Herbert Wilf Ⓟ
- 1966: Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1660: William Oughtred Ⓟ
- 1882: William Shanks Ⓟ
- 1909: Albin Herzog Ⓟ
- 1939: Hermann Wiener Ⓟ
- 1991: Marek Kuczma Ⓟ
- 1994: John Britton Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From James Clerk Maxwell

In order to obtain physical ideas without adopting a physical theory we must make ourselves familiar with the existence of physical analogies. By a physical analogy I mean that partial similarity between the laws of one science and those of another which makes each of them illustrate the other. Thus all the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of. numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers.