Mathematicians Of The Day

16th November

On this day in 1529, King John III of Portugal appointed Pedro Nunes as "Cosmographer of the Kingdom of Portugal".

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Quotation of the day

From Eugenio Beltrami
Students should learn to study at an early stage the great works of the great masters instead of making their minds sterile through the everlasting exercises of college, which are of no use whatever, except to produce a new Arcadia where indolence is veiled under the form of useless activity. ... Hard study on the great models has ever brought out the strong; and of such must be our new scientific generation if it is to be worthy of the era to which it is born and of the struggles to which it is destined.