Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd February

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

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Quotation of the day

From Bertrand Russell
Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself... When we compare the (present) human population of the globe with... that of former times, we see that "chemical imperialism" has been... the main end to which human intelligence has been devoted.
An Outline of Philosophy, (New York 1960) 31-32.