Mathematicians Of The Day

4th October

On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial earth satellite. It circled the earth every 96 minutes in an elliptical orbit. Pravda noted that
... theoretical work by Nikolay Ivanovich Muskhelishvili has made a fundamental contribution to this great victory.

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Quotation of the day

From Max Planck
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.