Mathematicians Of The Day

9th May

On this day in 1831, during a dinner to celebrate his acquittal on a charge of attempting to overthrow the government, Évariste Galois raised his glass and with an open dagger in his hand appeared to make threats against the French king, Louis-Phillipe. The next day Galois was arrested and held in Sainte-Pélagie prison.

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Quotation of the day

From Thomas Hakon Grönwall
His life shows that his unruly spirit found expression, joy, and satisfaction in scientific thinking and creation.
Einar Carl Hille, writing about Thomas Hakon Grönwall