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 John Arbuthnot
It is impossible for a Die, with such determin'd force and direction, not to fall on such determin'd side, only I don't know the force and direction which makes it fall on such determin'd side, and therefore I call it Chance, which is nothing but the want of art ... .