Mathematicians Of The Day

7th July

On this day in 1887, Michelson and Morley began the interferometer experiment to try to detect ether. Their result supported special relativity.

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Quotation of the day

From William Young
Much as I venerate the name of Newton, I am not obliged to believe that he was infallible. I see ... with regret that he was liable to err, and that his authority has, perhaps, sometimes even retarded the progress of science.