Mathematicians Of The Day

10th February

On this day in 1720, Edmund Halley was appointed second Astronomer Royal of England. Halley succeeded John Flamsteed as Astronomer Royal, and he would hold the position until his death in 1742 at the age of 85.

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Quotation of the day

From Sofia Kovalevskaya
Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.
Motto on her paper "On the Problem of the Rotation of a Solid Body about a Fixed Point."