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
As for methods I have sought to give them all the rigour that one requires in geometry, so as never to have recourse to the reasons drawn from the generality of algebra.