## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 11th July

On this day in 1731, Alexis Clairaut was elected to the French Academy at the age of 18.

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##### Born:

- 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 Ⓟ

##### Died:

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

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Simon Newcomb

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.