Mathematicians Of The Day

17th January

On this day in 1929, Edwin Hubble published his classic paper, A relation between distance and radial velocity among extra-galactic nebulae, showing the universe is expanding, in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Quotation of the day

From Benjamin Franklin
The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.
Quoted in Des MacHale, Wisdom (London, 2002).