Mathematicians Of The Day

8th September

On this day in 1965, building work on the Mathematical Institute in St Andrews began. Edward Copson cut the first sod with a spade which was subsequently presented to him.

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Quotation of the day

From Hermann von Helmholtz
Whoever in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility may rest assured that he seeks in vain.
Academic Discourse (Heidelberg 1862)