Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd July

On this day in 1971, the first meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics took place at Thames Polytechnic [now the University of Greenwich].

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Quotation of the day

From Hans Bethe
No one any longer pays attention to - if I may call it - the spirit of physics, the idea of discovery, the idea of understanding. I think it's difficult to make clear to the non-physicist the beauty of how it fits together, of how you can build a world picture, and the beauty that the laws of physics are immutable.