Mathematicians born on this day:
1841 : Hermann Laurent
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|Maurice Fréchet||René Thom||William Rowan Hamilton|
The importance of the "New Mathematics" lies mainly in the fact that it has taught us the difference between the disc and the circle.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)
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