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.

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Quotation of the day

From Karl Pearson
Modern science, as training the mind to an exact and impartial analysis of facts, is an education specially fitted to promote citizenship.
The Grammar of Science (London 1911)