Mathematicians Of The Day

6th September

On this day in 1822, Janos Bolyai graduated from the Academy of Engineering at Vienna. He had achieved such outstanding success that he spent a further year in Vienna on academic studies before entering military service.

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Quotation of the day

From J E Littlewood
A good mathematical joke is better, and better mathematics, than a dozen mediocre papers.
A Mathematician's Miscellany, 1953.