26th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th June

Mathematicians born on this day:

1824 : William Thomson
1878 : Leopold Löwenheim
1896 : Vernon Morton
1902 : Hans Petersson
1908 : Hermann Ludwig Schmid
1911 : Ernst Witt
1914 : Lyman Spitzer
1915 : Paul Kelly
1918 : Yudell Luke

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1274 : Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
1796 : David Rittenhouse
1903 : Walter Gröbli
1946 : Béla Kerékjártó
1951 : George Udny Yule
1967 : H T H Piaggio
1990 : Hans Schwerdtfeger
1997 : Roberto Frucht
2011 : Jack Warga

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William Thomson George Udny Yule Leopold Löwenheim

A quotation for today

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1824 - 1907)

I am never content until I have constructed a mechanical model of what I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not.

Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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