Mathematicians Of The Day

7th September

On this day in 1954, Lee Lorch was summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and was asked whether he was a member of the Communist Party. He was later dismissed by Fisk University.

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Quotation of the day

From George Pólya
There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer.
Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988).