Robert D. Carmichael
(1 Mar 1879 - 2 May 1967)
Science Quotes by Robert D. Carmichael (1 quote)
A thing is obvious mathematically after you see it.
— Robert D. Carmichael
Used as a filler, referring to Dean R.D. Carmichael, in Franz E. Hohn (ed.), Pi Mu Epsilon Journal (Fall 1956), 2, No. 5, 224. Carmichael was Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Illinois, from 1933 to his retirement in 1947. The journal was published at the University of Illinois. Webmaster has not yet found an earlier or primary source (can you help?) but would not rule out the quote being passed down by oral tradition at the university.