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
The difficulty involved in the proper and adequate means of describing changes in continuous deformable bodies is the method of differential equations. ... They express mathematically the physical concept of contiguous action.
Einstein's Theory of Relativity