Mathematicians Of The Day

1st February

On this day in 1673 Gottfried von Leibniz, during his first visit to London, exhibited his calculating machine to the Royal Society.

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Quotation of the day

From Werner Heisenberg
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language.