Mathematicians Of The Day

1st December

On this day in 1729,  the correspondence between Leonard Euler and Christian Goldbach began. For over 25 years they exchanged letters, 196 of which survive.

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Quotation of the day

From G H Hardy
Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. "Immortality" may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.
A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).