#### Quote of the day

Truth does not sit in a cave and hide like a lie. It wanders around proudly and roars loudly like a lion.

#### Jean-Pierre Serre

**Born:**September 15, 1926

**(age 95)**

**Bio:**Jean-Pierre Serre is a French mathematician who has made contributions to algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, and algebraic number theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1954, the Wolf Prize in 2000 and the Abel Prize in 2003.

**Known for:**

- A Course in Arithmetic (1973)
- Linear Representations of Finite Groups (1977)
- Local Fields (1980)
- Trees (1980)
- Algebraic Groups and Class Fields (1988)