Great (but obscure) quotations #1
Today is the 97th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian born mathematician Paul Halmos. Aside from his work as a mathematician, he also contributed hugely to developing the communication of mathematics, a topic close to my heart.
But my favourite quotation from Halmos is this:
“Applied mathematics will always need pure mathematics just as anteaters will always need ants.”
As an engineer, I’m well behind that one.