Mathematicians born on this day:
1571 : Kepler |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1909 : MacColl |

Johannes Kepler | Jacob Bernoulli | Raymond Brink |

**Jacob Bernoulli** (1654 - 1705)

Even as the finite encloses an infinite series

And in the unlimited limits appear,

So the soul of immensity dwells in minutia

And in the narrowest limits no limit in here.

What joy to discern the minute in infinity!

The vast to perceive in the small, what divinity!

*Ars Conjectandi*

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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