Mathematicians Of The Day

26th October

On this day in 1893, Karl Pearson's first statistical publication was the first in a series of 18 papers titled Mathematical Contributions to the Theory of Evolution.

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Quotation of the day

From Mark Kac
To exist (in mathematics), said Henri Poincaré, is to be free from contradiction. But mere existence does not guarantee survival. To survive in mathematics requires a kind of vitality that cannot be described in purely logical terms.
Mark Kac and Stanislaw Ulam, Mathematics and Logic (1968)