Mathematicians Of The Day

26th April

On this day in 1892, Hermite wrote to Stieltjes: -
You state this result and then try to mortify me by saying that it is easy to prove. Since I can't succeed in doing it I appeal to your good nature to help me out of this difficulty.

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Quotation of the day

From Ludwig Wittgenstein
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, (New York 1922).