Mathematicians Of The Day

11th February

On this day in 1826, University College of London was founded. It was the first university institution to be founded in London and the first in England to be established on an entirely secular basis, to admit students regardless of their religion and to admit women on equal terms with men. The first professor of mathematics at UCL was  Augustus De Morgan.

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Quotation of the day

From J Willard Gibbs
Mathematics is a language
At a Yale faculty meeting