Mathematicians Of The Day

29th November

Quotation of the day

From Jean Dieudonné
Certain foreigners, invited as spectators to Bourbaki meetings, always come out with the impression that it is a gathering of madmen. They could not imagine how these people, shouting (sometimes three or four at the same time) about mathematics, could ever come up with anything intelligent.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)