Mathematicians Of The Day

28th June

On this day in 1884 Sofia Kovalevskaya was officially appointed extraordinary professor at Stockholm University. She became the first woman since the physicist Laura Bassi and Maria Agnesi to hold a chair at a European university.

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Quotation of the day

From Maria Mitchell
Standing under the canopy of the stars, you can scarcely do a petty deed or think a wicked thought.