#### Quote of the day

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

#### Joseph Fourier

**Born:**March 21, 1768

**Died:**May 16, 1830

**(aged 62)**

**Bio:**Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier was a French mathematician and physicist born in Auxerre and best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations.