One of the very informative and math-related Twitter postings that I follow is @StA_Maths_Stats --which features postings from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. These include postings that feature mathematicians. Today's Mathematicians of the day posting features a list of math people (with links to bios) who were born or died on August 10 -- and it includes this quote from Oswald Veblen, topologist and geometer from the United States who died on this date in 1960:
Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of the human spirit, a thing to be valued in and for itself, like art or poetry.
My search at the St. Andrews website for occurrences of the word "poem" led to a list of 179 responses. Here is the poem I found at the first item on that list:
|Learn more here about mathematician Lev Landau|