Mathematicians Of The Day

22nd August

On this day in 1800, Georg Vega was given the hereditary title of baron, including the right to his own coat of arms.

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Quotation of the day

From Jacob Bronowski
... I find both a special pleasure and constraint in describing the progress of mathematics, because it has been part of so much speculation: a ladder for mystical as well as rational thought in the intellectual ascent of man.
The Ascent of Man