Mathematicians born on this day:
1711 : Bassi |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1987 : Raj Chandra Bose |

Karl Weierstrass | Laura Bassi | Ron Graham |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty

**Karl Weierstrass** (1815 - 1897)

It is true that a mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a perfect mathematician.

Quoted in D MacHale, *Comic Sections * (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day1031.html |