Mathematicians Of The Day

23rd June

On this day in 1783, the first meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh took place in the Old Library of Edinburgh University.

On this day in 2012 Google released a Turing doodle.
Instructions for playing with the doodle are at THIS LINK.

Click on for a poster.

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.