Mathematicians Of The Day

9th November

On this day in 1752, William Braikenridge became a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Quotation of the day

From Hermann Weyl
Without the concepts, methods and results found and developed by previous generations right down to Greek antiquity one cannot understand either the aims or achievements of mathematics in the last 50 years.
[Said in 1950]
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 100. p. 93.