Mathematicians born on this day:
1601 : de Beaune |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1719 : Montmort |

Niels Bohr | Rudolf Lipschitz | Jesse Douglas |

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

**Niels Bohr** (1885 - 1962)

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.

Quoted in A L Mackay, *Dictionary of Scientific Quotations * (London 1994)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day1007.html |