Mathematicians born on this day:
1900 : Burkill |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1869 : Strong |

George Stokes | Werner Heisenberg | George Mackey |

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

**Alfréd Rényi** (1921 - 1970)

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.

Quoted in P Turán, "The Work of Alfréd Rényi", *Matematikai Lapok* **21** (1970) 199 - 210.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day201.html |