Mathematicians Of The Day

27th March

On this day in 1794, Nicholas de Condorcet was captured and imprisoned by his French revolutionary rivals. Two days later he was found dead in his prison cell and it is not known if he died from natural causes or whether he was murdered or took his own life.

On this day in 2019 Google released a Ladyzhenskaya doodle.

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Quotation of the day

From Karl Pearson
The right to live does not connote the right of each man to reproduce his kind ... As we lessen the stringency of natural selection, and more and more of the weaklings and the unfit survive, we must increase the standard, mental and physical, of parentage.
Darwinism, Medical Progress and Parentage (London 1912).