Mathematicians Of The Day

30th July

On this day in 1859, Bernhard Riemann was appointed to the chair of mathematics at Göttingen following the death of Lejeune Dirichlet.

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Quotation of the day

From Julia Bowman Robinson
Julia Robinson's Job Description:

Monday:Try to prove theorem
Tuesday:Try to prove theorem
Wednesday:Try to prove theorem
Thursday:Try to prove theorem
Friday:Theorem false

Elizabeth Scott in a tribute to Robinson,