Mathematicians Of The Day

5th January

On this day in 1874, in a letter to Dedekind, Cantor asked if the points in a square can be put in one-to-one correspondence with those on a line.
Methinks that answering this question would be no easy job, despite the fact that the answer seems so clearly to be 'no' that proof appears almost unnecessary.
It would be three years before Cantor could prove the answer was "yes."

On this day in 2022 Google released a Garavito doodle.

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Quotation of the day

From Max Born
Science is not formal logic it needs the free play of the mind in as great a degree as any other creative art. It is true that this is a gift which can hardly be taught, but its growth can be encouraged in those who already possess it.