Mathematicians Of The Day

4th May

On this day in 1935, Albert Einstein, in a letter to the New York Times, wrote:-
In the judgement of the most competent living mathematicians, Fraulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.
Emmy Noether had died three weeks earlier.

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Quotation of the day

From William Clifford
We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra.
Common Sense in the Exact Sciences