#### Quote of the day

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.

#### Benjamin Peirce

**Born:**April 4, 1809

**Died:**October 6, 1880

**(aged 71)**

**Bio:**Benjamin Peirce was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for approximately 50 years. He made contributions to celestial mechanics, statistics, number theory, algebra, and the philosophy of mathematics.

**Known for:**

- Linear Associative Alegebra (1870)
- Mathematical and Physical Papers, 1903-1913