Mathematicians Of The Day

23rd January

On this day in 1883 a letter was circulated by Cargill Knott, A J G Barclay and A Y Fraser proposing that the Edinburgh Mathematical Society be formed.

Click on for a poster.

Quotation of the day

From David Hilbert
The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.
Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988).