Mathematicians Of The Day

15th March

Quotation of the day

From James Joseph Sylvester
Writing to his old friend Arthur Cayley, Sylvester confessed, "I expect Poincarre [sic] tomorrow and he will have rooms in College. I rather dread the encounter as there is so little in the way of Mathematics upon which I can hope to talk to him!"
From J Fauvel, R Flood and R Wilson, eds, Oxford Figures. Eight Hundred Years of the Mathematical Sciences, (Oxford 2000)