Mathematicians Of The Day

1st January

On this day in 1801, the Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet Ceres. See THIS LINK.

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Quotation of the day

From Eugene Paul Wigner
... mathematics is the science of skillful operations with concepts and rules invented just for this purpose.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics, Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics 13 (1960)