Mathematicians born on this day:
1849 : Frobenius |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1817 : Aida |

Georg Frobenius | Alfred Tarski | Walter Feit |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty

**Mark Kac** (1914 - 1984)

...to quote a statement of Poincare, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal law since mathematicians think it is a law of nature whereas physicists are convinced that it is a mathematical theorem.

*Statistical Independence in Probability Analysis and Number Theory*

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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