Mathematicians Of The Day

7th June



On this day in 1886, Winifred Edgerton became the first woman to receive a degree from Columbia University and the first American woman to receive a PhD in mathematics.

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Quotation of the day

From Alan Turing
His high pitched voice already stood out above the general murmur of well-behaved junior executives grooming themselves for promotion within the Bell corporation. Then he was suddenly heard to say: "No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company."
In 1943, at the Bell Labs Cafeteria in New York
Quoted in A Hodges, Alan Turing the Enigma of Intelligence, (London 1983) 251.