Mathematicians born on this day:
1540 : Allen |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1912 : Gordan |

Paul Gordan | Eric Temple Bell | Thomas Allen |

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

**Paul Gordan** (1837 - 1912)

This is not mathematics, it is theology.

[On being exposed to Hilbert's work in invariant theory.]

Quoted in P Davis and R Hersh *The Mathematical Experience* (Boston 1981)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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