Mathematicians Of The Day

12th August

Pierre Gassendi produced an anonymous pamphlet attempting to reassure the people of Paris that a predicted eclipse of the sun on this day in 1654 would not lead to a disaster. He was not entirely successful as many of the inhabitants of Paris hid in their cellars on this day.

On this day in 2013 Google released a Schrödinger doodle.

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Quotation of the day

From Erwin Schrödinger
As to the instrument, the catalogue is far from complete, telling us nothing at all about where the recording pen left its trace. (Remember that poisoned cat!)