Mathematicians born on this day:
1824 : Thomson 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1274 : Nasir al_Tusi 
William Thomson  George Udny Yule 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1824  1907)
I am never content until I have constructed a mechanical model of what I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not.
Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light
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