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. See THIS LINK.

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Quotation of the day

From Raymond Wilder
There is nothing mysterious, as some have tried to maintain, about the applicability of mathematics. What we get by abstraction from something can be returned.
Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics.