Mathematicians Of The Day

21st July

On this day in 1773, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits from the whole Roman Catholic Church. Among the mathematicians affected were Riccati, Boscovich, Vega and Hallerstein.

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Quotation of the day

From Roger Godement
To speak of the future of mathematics is a capricious undertaking which cannot be too strongly advised against; strictly speaking, it is absurd.