Mathematicians Of The Day

19th March

On this day in 1791, the metric system, including the decimal subdivision of the circle, was advocated in a report made to the Paris Academy of Sciences. The committee consisted of Borda, Lagrange, Laplace, Monge and Condorcet.

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Quotation of the day

From Louis de Broglie
Two seemingly incompatible conceptions can each represent an aspect of the truth ... They may serve in turn to represent the facts without ever entering into direct conflict.