## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 28th November

On this day in 1660, a meeting of twelve scientists in Gresham College, including Boyle, Brouncker, Neile, Wilkins and Wren, constituted their

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*Society for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematical Experimental Learning*which they declared would promote experimental philosophy. This later became the Royal Society of London.See THIS LINK.

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##### Born:

- 1700: Nathaniel Bliss Ⓟ
- 1898: Zyoiti Suetuna Ⓟ
- 1898: John Wishart Ⓟ
- 1905: Albert Tucker Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1821: Samuel Vince Ⓟ
- 1943: Eduard Helly Ⓟ
- 1954: Enrico Fermi Ⓟ
- 1968: Jean Delsarte Ⓟ
- 1968: Leonard Roth Ⓟ
- 1969: Elbert Cox Ⓟ
- 1994: Wolfgang Haack Ⓟ
- 2004: Anna Adelaide Stafford Henriques Ⓟ
- 2012: Erwin Hiebert Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Leonard Roth

Newton is, of course, the greatest of all Cambridge professors; he also happens to be the greatest disaster that ever befell not merely Cambridge mathematics in particular, but British mathematical science as a whole.