Mathematicians Of The Day

19th July

On this day in 1799, the Rosetta stone was found by Napoleon's troops in the Nile Delta.

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Quotation of the day

From Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin
The mathematician needs no laboratories or supplies. A piece of paper, a pencil and creative powers form the foundation of his work.
Quoted in M Gessen, Perfect rigour (New York 2009)