Mathematicians Of The Day

13th July

On this day in 1832, Charles Babbage was the first recipient of the Royal Astronomical Society's Gold Medal.

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Quotation of the day

From John Dee
There is (gentle reader) nothing (the works of God only set apart) which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences. ... Many ... arts there are which beautify the mind of man; but of all none do more garnish and beautify it than those arts which are called mathematical, unto the knowledge of which no man can attain, without perfect knowledge and instruction of the principles, grounds, and Elements of Geometry.
The Mathematical Preface