Mathematicians born on this day:
1889 : Hubble 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1763 : Mei Juecheng 
Benoit Mandelbrot  Edwin Hubble  Timothy Gowers 
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Benoit Mandelbrot (1924  )
Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialities. The rare scholars who are nomadsbychoice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.
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