Mathematicians Of The Day

12th March

On this day in 1883, the first regular meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society was held and George Chrystal had the honour of giving the first introductory address, the subject of which was Present Fields of Mathematical Research.

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Quotation of the day

From Simon Newcomb
If my impressions are correct, our educational planing mill cuts down all the knots of genius, and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.