Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd January

On this day in 1851, George Boole wrote in a letter to James Thomson
I am now about to set seriously to work upon preparing for the press an account of my theory of Logic and Probabilities which in its present state I look upon as the most valuable if not the only valuable contribution that I have made or am likely to make to Science and the thing by which I would desire if at all to be remembered hereafter ...

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Quotation of the day

From George Airy
In the hands of Science and indomitable energy, results the most gigantic and absorbing may be wrought out by skilful combinations of acknowledged data and the simplest means.
Lecture on the pendulum-experiments at Harton Pit, South Shields, 1854.