Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd May

On this day in 1736, an expedition set out from Dunkirk to travel to Lapland to measure the length of a degree along the meridian. It was headed by Maupertuis and included the scientists Clairaut and Camus.

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Quotation of the day

From D'Arcy Thompson
Sagging wrinkles, hanging breasts and many another sign of age are part of gravitation's slow relentless handiwork.