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Mathematicians who died on this day:
1762 : Tobias Mayer |
Ludwig Boltzmann | Tobias Mayer | Laura Bassi |
Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906)
A mathematician will recognise Cauchy, Gauss, Jacobi or Helmholtz after reading a few pages, just as musicians recognise, from the first few bars, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.
Quoted in A Koestler, The Act of Creation
Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians
JOC/EFR January 2013
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