Mathematicians Of The Day

1st October

On this day in 1386 University of Heidelberg was founded. It is the oldest university in Germany and was the fourth university established in the Holy Roman Empire.

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Quotation of the day

From Herbert Seifert
Today it is very hard to write mathematical books.
A quote from Kepler that appeared in Seifert and Threlfall's Lectures in Topology (1934) and which got the authors into trouble with the authorities.