Mathematicians Of The Day

8th August

On this day in 1900, David Hilbert gave a talk at the second International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in which he described 10 from a list of 23 problems.

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Quotation of the day

From Roger Penrose
Intelligence cannot be present without understanding. No computer has any awareness of what it does.
Quoted in Des MacHale, Wisdom (London, 2002).