Mathematicians born on this day:
1687 : Simson |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1956 : Jules Richard |

Jules Richard | Benoit Mandelbrot | Joseph Plateau |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**Benoit Mandelbrot** (1924 - 2010)

Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland | |

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day1014.html |