Mathematicians Of The Day

11th September

On this day in 1913, Henry F Baker, addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science on The Place of Pure Mathematics.

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Quotation of the day

From James Jeans
We may as well cut out the group theory. That is a subject that will never be of any use in physics.
Discussing a syllabus in 1910. Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)