British mathematicianDied when: 70 years 67 days (842 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Peter Guthrie Tait FRSE (28 April 1831 – 4 July 1901) was a Scottish mathematical physicist and early pioneer in thermodynamics.He is best known for the mathematical physics textbook Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which he co-wrote with Lord Kelvin, and his early investigations into knot theory.
His work on knot theory contributed to the eventual formation of topology as a mathematical discipline.His name is known in graph theory mainly for Tait's conjecture.
He is also one of the namesakes of the Tait–Kneser theorem on osculating circles.