Mathematicians Of The Day

21st August

On this day in 1893, a so called International Congress of Mathematicians opened at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was the precursor of the later ICMs.

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Quotation of the day

From Augustin-Louis Cauchy
Men pass away, but their deeds abide.
Possibly his last words. Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited (Boston 1971).