Mathematicians Of The Day

6th June

On this day in 1959, Huygens wrote to Wallis about de Witt:-
In my opinion no century has been so abounding in mathematicians as ours, amongst whom this man even might have reached the first place, if he had been less occupied by his official duties.

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Quotation of the day

From Stefan Bergman
I like your result. Let's make it a joint paper and I'll write the next one.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)