Mathematicians Of The Day

9th July

On this day in 1857, Karl Weierstrass made his inaugural speech to the Berlin Academy.

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Quotation of the day

From George Darwin
A mathematical argument is, after all, only organized common sense, and it is well that men of science should not always expound their work to the few behind a veil of technical language, but should from time to time explain to a larger public the reasoning which lies behind their mathematical notation.
In The Tides and Kindred Phenomena in the Solar System (1898)