Mathematicians Of The Day

9th January

On this day in 1734, Georges Buffon was elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris.

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Quotation of the day

From Bernard de Fontenelle
Nothing proves more clearly that the mind seeks truth, and nothing reflects more glory upon it, than the delight it takes, sometimes in spite of itself, in the driest and thorniest researches of algebra.
Histoire du Renouvellement de l'Académie des Sciences