Mathematicians Of The Day

25th September

On this day in 1988, Faà di Bruno was beatified by Pope John Paul II in St Peter's Square in Rome.

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Quotation of the day

From Johann Heinrich Lambert
I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them.
Quoted in E Maor, To infinity and beyond (Princeton 1991)