Mathematicians Of The Day

8th May

On this day in 1794, the French chemist Lavoisier was tried by a revolutionary tribunal and executed by guillotine. His friend Lagrange commented:
It took only a moment to cause this head to fall and a hundred years will not suffice to produce its like.

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Quotation of the day

From Renato Caccioppoli
If you are afraid of something, measure it, and you will realize it is a mere trifle.