Mathematicians Of The Day

18th May

On this day in 1787, Joseph-Louis Lagrange left Berlin to become a member of the Académie des Sciences in Paris, where he remained for the rest of his career. He had worked in Berlin for more than 20 years.

On this day in 2012 Google released a Khayyam doodle and in 2019 they released another.

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Quotation of the day

From Bertrand Russell
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway about the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .