Mathematicians Of The Day

30th August

On this day in 1950, Harald Bohr presented a Fields Medal to Laurent Schwartz at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Harvard for his work on the theory of distributions.

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Quotation of the day

From Lajos Martin
I want to glance at the influence of the flying machine on the life in future. New life conditions will develop: the transportation will depend less on the railways ... society will insure itself with new international contracts and agreements.
Inaugural address at Kolozsvar University (1872)