#### Quote of the day

Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can come of nothing.

#### André Weil

**Born:**May 6, 1906

**Died:**August 6, 1998

**(aged 92)**

**Bio:**André Weil was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the Bourbaki group.

**Known for:**

- The apprenticeship of a mathematician (1992)
- Basic number theory (1967)
- Number theory for beginners (1979)
- Foundations of Algebraic Geometry (1946)

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