Mathematicians Of The Day

10th September

On this day in 2009, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for the way in which Alan Turing had been treated after the war.

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Quotation of the day

From Hermann Bondi
If you walk along the street you will encounter a number of scientific problems. Of these, about 80 per cent are insoluble, while 19
per cent are trivial. There is then perhaps half a per cent where skill, persistence, courage, creativity and originality can make a difference. It is always the task of the academic to swim in that half a per cent, asking the questions through which some progress can be made.