Mathematicians born on this day:
1700 : Nathaniel Bliss |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1943 : Helly |

Eduard Helly | Nathaniel Bliss | Leonard Roth |

**Leonard Roth** (1904 - 1968)

Newton is, of course, the greatest of all Cambridge professors; he also happens to be the greatest disaster that ever befell not merely Cambridge mathematics in particular, but British mathematical science as a whole.

Quoted in D MacHale, *Comic Sections * (Dublin 1993)

JOC/EFR January 2013
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