Mathematicians Of The Day

6th November

On this day in 1936, Stanisław Mazur entered problem 153 in the Scottish Book in Lvov, offering a live goose as a prize for a solution. When Per Enflo solved the problem in 1972, Mazur presented him with a goose.

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Quotation of the day

From Peter Hilton
Computation involves going from a question to an answer. Mathematics involves going from an answer to a question.