Mathematicians Of The Day

1st May

On this day in 1631, Fermat received the degree of Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Orleans. He practised law, but did mathematics.

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Quotation of the day

From Morris Kline
In brief, the whole world is the totality of mathematically expressible motions of objects in space and time, and the entire universe is a great, harmonious, and mathematically designed machine.