Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd February

On this day in 1883 the preliminary meeting to set up the Edinburgh Mathematical Society was held.

On this day in 2004 Google released a Gaston Julia doodle (a day early) and on this day in 2020 they released a Somerville doodle (to celebrate when her 1826 paper was read to the Royal Society).

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Quotation of the day

From Bertrand Russell
It can be shown that a mathematical web of some kind can be woven about any universe containing several objects. The fact that our universe lends itself to mathematical treatment is not a fact of any great philosophical significance.
Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger, The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966).