Mathematicians Of The Day

10th May

On this day in 1910Florence Nightingale was presented with the badge of honour of the Norwegian Red Cross Society. She died a few months later.

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Quotation of the day

From Edward McShane
There are in this world optimists who feel that any symbol that starts off with an integral sign must necessarily denote something that will have every property that they should like an integral to possess. This of course is quite annoying to us rigorous mathematicians; what is even more annoying is that by doing so they often come up with the right answer.