Mathematicians born on this day:
1821 : Helmholtz |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1721 : Keill |

Herbert Turnbull | Stefan Banach |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty

**Herbert Turnbull** (1885 - 1961)

The usefulness of mathematics in furthering the sciences is commonly acknowledged: but outside the ranks of the experts there is little enquiry into its nature and purpose as a deliberate human activity.

Preface to *The Great Mathematicians * (London 1929)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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