Mathematicians Of The Day

28th October

On this day in 1952, Charles Coulson delivered his inaugural lecture as Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford on The spirit of applied mathematics.

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Quotation of the day

From John Wallis
Whereas Nature does not admit of more than three dimensions ... it may justly seem very improper to talk of a solid ... drawn into a fourth, fifth, sixth, or further dimension.