Franηois Le Lionnais
(3 Oct 1901 - 13 Mar 1984)
French chemical engineer, mathematician and writer who was a polymath also known as a chess enthusiast and a co-founder of the Oulipo literary movement. He applied his knowledge of science in various capacities including for UNESCO, Musιes Nationaux de France, the French national public broadcasting, and contributing to or editing several publications on contemporary mathematical thought.
Science Quotes by Franηois Le Lionnais (1 quote)
Who has not be amazed to learn that the function y = ex, like a phoenix rising again from its own ashes, is its own derivative?
— Franηois Le Lionnais
In Franηois Le Lionnais (ed.), Great Currents of Mathematical Thought: Mathematics in the Arts and Sciences (1971), Vol. 2, 126.