Mathematicians Of The Day

28th April

On this day in 1693, Leibniz wrote to de L'Hôpital, announcing his discovery of determinants fifty years before Cramer, who was the real driving force in the development of determinants. Leibniz's work had little or no influence because it was not published until 1850 in his Mathematische Schriften.

On this day in 2016 Google released an Ayrton doodle.

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Quotation of the day

From J Willard Gibbs
One of the principal objects of research in my department of knowledge is to find the point of view from which the subject appears in the greatest simplicity.
Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)