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
All I remember about the examination is that there was a question on Sturm's theorem about equations, which I could not do then and cannot do now.
[said at age 80]