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)
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