Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd December

On this day in 1942, Enrico Fermi oversaw the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction in a disused football stadium in Chicago. Exactly 25 years later Italy published a postage stamp commemorating the anniversary.

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Quotation of the day

From L E J Brouwer
Beyond the natural numbers, addition, multiplication, and mathematical induction are intuitively clear.