Mathematicians Of The Day

28th March



On this day in 1949, the phrase "Big Bang" was created. Shortly after 6:30 am GMT on BBC's The Third Program, Fred Hoyle used the term in describing theories that contrasted with his own "continuous creation" model for the Universe.
...based on a theory that all the matter in the universe was created in one big bang ...

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Quotation of the day

From Alexander Grothendieck
The introduction of the cipher 0 or the group concept was general nonsense too, and mathematics was more or less stagnating for thousands of years because nobody was around to take such childish steps ...
In a letter in 1982 to Ronald Brown