This Day in Jewish History 1913: An Eccentric Mathematician Who Spent a Lifetime Crashing With Friends Is Born

A friend, on Paul Erdos: ‘A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.’

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March 26, 1913, is the birthdate of the prolific, eccentric and peripatetic mathematician Paul Erdos, who gave up or ignored many of the conventions and concerns of daily life to spend his time solving...