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
I came to the . . . open gate of mathematics. From here, well-trodden paths lead in every direction, and since then I have often spent time there. Sometimes I think . . . I have trodden all the paths . . . and then I suddenly discover a new path and experience fresh delights.