Mathematicians Of The Day

27th February

On this day in 1919, Srinivasa Ramanujan left England to sail to India, arriving on 13 March. However his health was very poor and, despite medical treatment, he died there the following year.

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Quotation of the day

From Joseph Doob
If you open a mathematics paper at random, on the pair of pages before you, you will find a mistake.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)