Mathematicians born on this day:
1723 : Tobias Mayer |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1600 : Giordano Bruno |

Tobias Mayer | Adolphe Quetelet | Ronald Fisher |

**Adolphe Quetelet** (1796 - 1874)

The more progress physical sciences make, the more they tend to enter the domain of mathematics, which is a kind of centre to which they all converge. We may even judge the degree of perfection to which a science has arrived by the facility with which it may be submitted to calculation.

Quoted in E Mailly, *Eulogy on Quetelet * 1874

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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