Mathematicians Of The Day

29th November

On this day in 1114, an earthquake devastated Cilicia (now in Turkey). In the town of Mamistra (Misis), the young mathematician, Adelard of Bath, travelling in the Middle East to study the wisdom of the Arabs, clung to a stone bridge in fear for his life.

On this day in 2017 Google released a Doppler doodle

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Quotation of the day

From Horace Lamb
A traveller who refuses to pass over a bridge until he has personally tested the soundness of every part of it is not likely to go far; something must be risked, even in mathematics.