Mathematicians Of The Day

11th May

On this day in 1920, Oxford University passed a statute admitting women to degree programmes. Women had been allowed to take examinations at Oxford since 1883.
In 1892 Grace Chisholm took the exam for the Final Honours School in mathematics (as an unofficial candidate) and out-performed all the Oxford students.

On this day in 2018 Google released a Nightingale doodle (a day early).

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Quotation of the day

From Richard Feynman
To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature ... If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in.
The Character of Physical Law