Mathematicians Of The Day

14th August

On this day in 1003, Al-Biruni observed and recorded an eclipse of the moon at Gurgan (now in Azerbaijan).

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Quotation of the day

From Florian Cajori
The history of mathematics is important also as a valuable contribution to the history of civilisation. Human progress is closely identified with scientific thought. Mathematical and physical reseaches are a reliable record of intellectual progress.
History of Mathematics (p 4)