Mathematicians born on this day:
1881 : Kármán |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1610 : Matteo Ricci |

Richard Feynman | John Herschel | Matteo Ricci |

**Richard Feynman** (1918 - 1988)

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.

*QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter*, (London, 1990)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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