Mathematicians Of The Day

17th July

On this day in 1935, the first entry was made in The Scottish Book.

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Quotation of the day

From Henri Poincaré
I entered an omnibus to go to some place or other. At that moment when I put my foot on the step the idea came to me, without anything in my former thoughts seeming to have paved the way for it, that the transformations I had used to define the Fuchsian functions were identical with non-Euclidean geometry.