Mathematicians Of The Day

24th May

On this day in 997, Al-Biruni in Kath and Abu'l-Wafa in Baghdad simultaneously watched a lunar eclipse. The time obtained by this prearranged cooperation allowed them to determine the difference in longitude between the cities.

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Quotation of the day

From Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathemata mathematicis scribuntur
Mathematics is written for mathematicians
De Revolutionibus