Mathematicians Of The Day

3rd May

On this day in 1849, Arthur Cayley was called to the Bar. He spent 14 years as a lawyer but Cayley, although very skilled in conveyancing (his legal speciality), always considered it as a means to make money so that he could pursue mathematics. During his 14 years at the bar he wrote nearly 300 mathematical papers.

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Quotation of the day

From Vito Volterra
Empires die, but Euclid's theorems keep their youth forever.