Mathematicians Of The Day

28th February

On this day in 1935, the opera: The Necklace of the Sun : A Mayan Drama by the number theorist Derrick Norman Lehmer had its premiere at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, Oakland. It was also performed in San Francisco.

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Quotation of the day

From Florian Cajori
After examining the writings of Archimedes one can well understand how, in ancient times, an "Archimedean problem" came to mean a problem too deep for ordinary minds to solve, and how an "Archimedean proof" came to be the synonym for unquestionable certainty.