## 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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##### Born:

- 1733: Jean-Charles de Borda Ⓟ
- 1840: Jakob Rebstein Ⓟ
- 1845: William Clifford Ⓟ
- 1876: Heinrich Jung Ⓟ
- 1888: Raymond Butchart Ⓟ
- 1916: Elliott Montroll Ⓟ
- 1918: George Carrier Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1615: Adriaan van Roomen Ⓟ
- 1677: Isaac Barrow Ⓟ
- 1768: Charles-Étienne Camus Ⓟ
- 1859: Joseph Gergonne Ⓟ
- 1936: Alfred Dixon Ⓟ
- 1961: Herbert Turnbull Ⓟ
- 1974: Otton Nikodym Ⓟ
- 1974: Marceli Stark Ⓟ

#### 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.