Mathematicians Of The Day

16th March

On this day in 1916 Srinivasa Ramanujan graduated from Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts by Research (the degree was called a Ph.D. from 1920). He had been allowed to enrol in June 1914 despite not having the proper qualifications. Ramanujan's dissertation was on Highly composite numbers and consisted of seven of his papers published in England.

On this day in 2016 Google released an Caroline Herschel doodle

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Quotation of the day

From Nathaniel Bowditch
I never came across one of Laplace's Thus it plainly appears without feeling sure that I have hours of hard work before me to fill up the chasm and find out and show how in plainly appears.
Quoted in F Cajori, The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States