Mathematicians Of The Day

17th November

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Quotation of the day

From Jean d'Alembert
The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments, who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit. To be sure, his art originated in the necessity for clothing such creatures, but this
was long ago; to this day a shape will occasionally appear which will
fit into the garment as if the garment had been made for it. Then there
is no end of surprise and delight.