Mathematicians Of The Day

13th September

On this day in 2013, Timothy Gowers and Persi Diaconis were awarded honorary degrees during a special graduation ceremony which formed part of the University of St Andrews' 600th Anniversary celebrations.

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Quotation of the day

From Johannes Campanus
[The equitorium] is a novelty among my discoveries, and furthermore I think it will please your greatness by the usefulness of its amusing approach.
Dedicating his instrument to Pope Urban IV