Mathematicians Of The Day

30th January

On this day in 1884, Sofia Kovelevskaya gives her first university lecture in Stockholm. This was the first regular lecture by a woman at a research institution in any field in modern times. August Strindberg, the Swedish author, wrote in a local paper :-
A female professor is a pernicious and unpleasant phenomenon - even, one might say, a monstrosity.

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Quotation of the day

From Edward Sang
It is a trite remark, but one that cannot be too often repeated, that art and science go hand in hand.