Mathematicians Of The Day

1st April

On this day in 1975, Martin Gardner published an April's Fool hoax in Scientific American which claimed that Ramanujan had conjectured in a 1914 paper that eπ163e^{\pi \sqrt{163}} is an integer. In fact it is 262 537 412 640 768 743.9999999999992500 ...

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Quotation of the day

From Lev Landau
Cosmologists are often wrong, but never in doubt.