Mathematicians born on this day:
1540 : van Ceulen |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1687 : Johannes Hevelius |

Louis Mordell | Johannes Hevelius | Charles-Marie La Condamine |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**Louis Mordell** (1888 - 1972)

In 1912 I attended an international mathematical congress held in Cambridge. I went into the buffet room where all the distinguished mathematicians were gathered and I thought to myself, "What an odd looking lot they are."

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland | |

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day128.html |