Mathematicians born on this day:
1494 : Fine |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1836 : Bartels |

Emil Artin | Raoul Bott | Paul Tannery |

**Raoul Bott** (1923 - 2005)

There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else -- but persistent.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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