Mathematicians Of The Day

28th January

On this day in 1699, Gottfried von Leibniz became the first elected foreign member of the French Academy. Christiaan Huygens had been a member from the beginning.

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Quotation of the day

From Louis Mordell
I am the world's worst good bridge player.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)