Mathematicians Of The Day

25th August

On this day in 1664 Robert Hooke wrote to Robert Boyle about new experiments he was performing in the damaged steeple of Old St Pauls.  One involved a 180 foot long pendulum with a four pound weight that swung with a 12 second period.

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Quotation of the day

From Michael Faraday
A centre of excellence is, by definition, a place where second class people may perform first class work.