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
Dirichlet alone, not I, nor Cauchy, nor Gauss knows what a completely rigorous mathematical proof is. Rather we learn it first from him. When Gauss says that he has proved something, it is very clear; when Cauchy says it, one can wager as much pro as con; when Dirichlet says it, it is certain ...
Quoted in G Schubring, Zur Modernisierung des Studiums der Mathematik in Berlin, 1820-1840.