Mathematicians Of The Day

3rd December

On this day in 1638, Edmund Halley became a graduate of the University of Oxford without taking the degree examinations, the degree being conferred on the command of King Charles II.

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Quotation of the day

From John Backus
I, myself, have had many failures and I've learned that if you are not failing a lot, you are probably not being as creative as you could be - you aren't stretching your imagination.