Mathematicians born on this day:
1794 : Rodrigues 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1937 : Gosset 
William Gosset  Olinde Rodrigues  Ernst Jacobsthal 
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HarishChandra (1923  1983)
I have often pondered over the roles of knowledge or experience, on the one hand, and imagination or intuition, on the other, in the process of discovery. I believe that there is a certain fundamental conflict between the two, and knowledge, by advocating caution, tends to inhibit the flight of imagination. Therefore, a certain naivete, unburdened by conventional wisdom, can sometimes be a positive asset.
Quoted in R Langlands, HarishChandra, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 31 (1985)
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