Mathematicians Of The Day

13th November

On this day in 1845, Michael Faraday wrote to John Herschel:
It was only the very strongest conviction that Light, Magnetism and Electricity must be connected that could have led me to resume the subject and persevere through much labour before I found the key. Now all is simplicity itself.

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Quotation of the day

From Max Dehn
Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be presented in an entirely undogmatic way.
Quoted in The Mathematical Intelligencer 5 (1983).