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 Louis Mordell
When I was at Manchester, where there was a modern swimming pool, I was looked on as a great man, not for so trivial a reason as being an FRS, but because I used to dive off a five-metre board.