Mathematicians Of The Day

29th October




Quotation of the day

From Lipman Bers
... mathematics is very much like poetry ... what makes a good poem -- a great poem -- is that there is a large amount of thought expressed in very few words. In this sense formulas like
Bers1 or Bers2 are poems.
Quoted in D Albers, G Alexanderson, C Reid, More Mathematical People