## Hardy, G(odfrey) H(arold) (1877–1947)Hardy had only one other passion in his life – the game of cricket. His daily routine would begin with reading The Times and studying
the cricket scores over breakfast. Then he would do mathematical research
from 9 o'clock till 1 o'clock. After a light lunch, he would walk down to
the university cricket ground to watch a game. In the late afternoon he
would walk slowly back to his rooms in College, and take dinner followed
by a glass of wine. Hardy was known for his eccentricities. He couldn't
stand having his photo taken and only five snapshots of him are known to
exist. He also hated mirrors and his first action on entering any hotel
room was to cover any mirror with a towel. Hardy's book A Mathematician's Apology (1940)^{1} is one
of the most vivid descriptions of how a mathematician thinks and the pleasure
of mathematics. But the book is more, as C. P. Snow writes:
## Reference- Hardy, G. H.
*A Mathematician's Apology*. London: Cambridge University Press, 1941.
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