Mathematicians Of The Day

20th September

On this day in 1717, Colin Maclaurin was appointed to the Mathematics Chair at Marischal College, Aberdeen at the age of 19. This is the youngest at which anyone has been appointed a full professor at a university.

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Quotation of the day

From Paul Erdős
Here I am. My brain is open.
As an itinerant scholar, this was greeting he often gave, ready to collaborate, upon arrival at the home of any mathematician colleague.