Mathematicians Of The Day

1st March

On this day in 1950, Klaus Fuchs was tried at the Old Bailey for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Russians. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison, but was released in 1959.

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Quotation of the day

From Teiji Takagi
We ... hope that the reader has understood that the essential point in algebra does not lie in the nature of the elements (which are not necessarily numbers) but in the way elements are composed.