Mathematicians Of The Day

3rd November

On this day in 1726, James Stirling was elected a fellow of the Royal Society after being proposed by Newton. In 1753 he resigned from the Royal Society as he could no longer afford the annual subscriptions.

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Quotation of the day

From John Leslie
The true business of the philosopher(scientist), though not flattering to his vanity, is merely to ascertain, arrange and condense the facts.