Mathematicians Of The Day
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 Robert Lee Moore
That student is best taught who is told the least.