Mathematicians Of The Day

18th January

On this day in 1711, James Stirling matriculated at Balliol College Oxford. His Jacobite sympathies did not allow him to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown and so ultimately he was unable to graduate.

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Quotation of the day

From Jacob Bronowski
Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think of who has lived before us - Michelangelo or George Washington or Moses.