Mathematicians born on this day:
1606 : Caramuel |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1691 : Auzout |

Augustin-Louis Cauchy | Franz Neumann | Thomas Clausen |

**Lipa Bers** (1914 - 1993)

... mathematics is very much like poetry ... what makes a good poem -- a great poem -- is that there is a large amount of thought expressed in very few words. In this sense formulas like or are poems.

Quoted in D Albers, G Alexanderson, C Reid, *More Mathematical People*

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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