#### Quote of the day

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.

#### David Mumford

**Born:**June 11, 1937

**(age 84)**

**Bio:**David Bryant Mumford is an American mathematician known for distinguished work in algebraic geometry, and then for research into vision and pattern theory. He won the Fields Medal and was a MacArthur Fellow.

**Known for:**

- Indra's Pearls (2002)
- The Red Book of Varieties and Schemes (1988)
- Lectures on curves on an algebraic surface (1964)
- Tata Lectures on Theta I (1983)