Mathematicians Of The Day

17th June

On this day in 1870, Benjamin Peirce sent a letter of introduction for his son to August De Morgan,
I presume upon the unseen brotherhood of science to introduce to you my son Charles S Peirce Esq. who is a devoted student of Logic and I think that he has original thoughts which you may regard as deserving your consideration. He carries with him a memoir which he has written upon one of the subjects of your own learned investigations ...

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Quotation of the day

From Maurits Escher
What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)