Mathematicians Of The Day

10th December

On this day in 1934, a meeting at the Café Capoulade in Paris including Henri Cartan, Claude Chevalley, Jean Delsarte, Jean Dieudonné, René de Possel and André Weil led to the foundation of what became Bourbaki.
The café is now a branch of Burger King. See THIS LINK.

On this day in 2012 Google released a Lovelace doodle

Click on for a poster.

Quotation of the day

From Carl Jacobi
It is true that Fourier had the opinion that the principal aim of mathematics was public utility and explanation of natural phenomena; but a philosopher like him should have known that the sole end of science is the honor of the human mind, and that under this title a question about numbers is worth as much as a question about the system of the world.
Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988).