Mathematicians Of The Day

26th August

On this day in 1346, the English won a decisive victory over the French at Crécy. Thomas Bradwardine was in the invading force.

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Quotation of the day

From Johann Heinrich Lambert
I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them.
Quoted in E Maor, To infinity and beyond (Princeton 1991)