Mathematicians Of The Day

23rd November

On this day in 1823, Janos Bolyai wrote to his father, I have made such wonderful discoveries that I am myself lost in astonishment. He was referring to his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry that was published in 1833.

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Quotation of the day

From Isaac Todhunter
Experimentation is unnecessary for the student. The student should be prepared to accept whatever the master told him.