Mathematicians Of The Day

23rd March

On this day in 1881, J J Sylvester wrote to Arthur Cayley to announce,
I believe that I have proved Gordan's Theorem, and can assign a superior limit to the number of fundamental invariants.
His proof was founded on the prospect that a certain sequence increased without bound. By October he knew that it did not.

On this day in 2015 Google released an Emmy Noether doodle.

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Quotation of the day

From Pierre-Simon Laplace
It is remarkable that a science which began with the consideration of games of chance should have become the most important object of human knowledge.
Théorie Analytique des Probabilitiés (1812).