Mathematicians Of The Day

5th September



On this day in 1938 the Racial Laws were passed which excluded all those of Jewish background from universities and other institutions in Germany. Many mathematicians were affected by this.

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Quotation of the day

From Étienne Montucla
[Mathematics is] the science of the ratios of size or of number, which can have between them all things that are susceptible of augmentation or of diminution. ... Mathematics divides up naturally into two classes; the one which one calls pure and abstract; the other those which one calls mixed, or more ordinarily physico-mathematical.
Histoire des mathématiques (1799)