(2 Feb 1893 - 25 Jun 1974)
Science Quotes by Cornelius Lanczos (1 quote)
Astronomy was thus the cradle of the natural sciences and the starting point of geometrical theories. The stars themselves gave rise to the concept of a point; triangles, quadrangles and other geometrical figures appeared in the constellations; the circle was realized by the disc of the sun and the moon. Thus in an essentially intuitive fashion the elements of geometrical thinking came into existence.
— Cornelius Lanczos