Karl Weierstrass

It is true that a mathematician who is not somewhat of a poet, will never be a perfect mathematician.

Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass (October 31, 1815February 19, 1897) was a German mathematician who is often cited as the "father of modern analysis".

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  • ... es ist wahr, ein Mathematiker, der nicht etwas Poet ist, wird nimmer ein vollkommener Mathematiker sein.
    • ... it is true that a mathematician who is not somewhat of a poet, will never be a perfect mathematician.
      • Letter to Sofia Kovalevskaya, August 27, 1883, as shared by Gösta Mittag-Leffler at the 2nd International Congress for Mathematicians in Paris. Compte rendu du deuxième Congrès international des mathematiciens tenu à Paris du 6 au 12 août 1900, Gauthier-Villars (Paris), 1902, page 149.

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