Mathematicians born on this day:
1645 : Siguenza |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1672 : de Witt |

Thomas Simpson |

**Salomon Bochner** (1899 - 1982)

Mathematics is a form of poetry which transcends poetry in that it proclaims a truth; a form of reasoning which transcends reasoning in that it wants to bring about the truth it proclaims; a form of action, of ritual behaviour, which does not find fulfilment in the act but must proclaim and elaborate a poetic form of truth.

*The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Science*

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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