Mathematicians Of The Day

25th January

On this day in 1915, Gaston Julia was injured in the face by a bullet. He wore a leather cover over his nose for the rest of his life.

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Quotation of the day

From Joseph-Louis Lagrange
I regard as quite useless the reading of large treatises of pure analysis: too large a number of methods pass at once before the eyes. It is in the works of applications that one must study them; one judges their ability there and one apprises the manner of making use of them.