Mathematicians Of The Day

9th June

On this day in 1905, Albert Einstein published his analysis of Planck's quantum theory and its application to light. It was for this work that Einstein was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1921.

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Quotation of the day

From Harold Davenport
A peculiarity of the higher arithmetic is the great difficulty which has often been experienced in proving simple general theorems which had been suggested quite naturally by numerical evidence.
The Higher Arithmetic (1952)