Mathematicians Of The Day

5th April

On this day in 1955, Bertrand Russell sent a letter to Albert Einstein with a rough draft of what would soon be known as the Russell-Einstein Manifesto - a written warning to the world's population on the dangers of nuclear weapons, and a plea for all leaders to avoid war when faced with conflict - and asked him to be both a signatory and supporter.

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Quotation of the day

From Thomas Hobbes
I have heard Mr Hobbes say that he was wont to draw lines on his thigh and on his sheets, abed and also multiply and divide.
A quotation by John Aubrey. Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)