Mathematicians Of The Day

14th June

On this day in 1822, Charles Babbage proposed a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables.

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Quotation of the day

From Alonzo Church
The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions.