#### Quote of the day

When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.

#### Marston Morse

**Born:**March 24, 1892

**Died:**June 22, 1977

**(aged 85)**

**Bio:**Harold Calvin Marston Morse was an American mathematician best known for his work on the calculus of variations in the large, a subject where he introduced the technique of differential topology now known as Morse theory.

**Known for:**

- The calculus of variations in the large (1934)
- Global variational analysis (1976)
- Introduction to analysis in the large (1947)