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
At first it seems obvious, but the more you think about it the stranger the deductions from this axiom seem to become; in the end you cease to understand what is meant by it.
Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988).