Mathematicians Of The Day

17th May

Quotation of the day

From Mary Everest Boole
The mathematical formulae which some people speak of contemptuously as "dry" are in reality as beautiful as microscopes, or any other well-adjusted and well-finished machinery intended to extend the scope of men's powers; and as for mathematical ideas themselves, they are as grand as any expressed in poetry.

The preparation of the child for science (Oxford, 1904)