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.

Click on for a poster.

Quotation of the day

From Erwin Schrödinger
[On quantum mechanics ]
I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it.