Mathematicians Of The Day

7th December

On this day in 1592, Galileo gave his inaugural lecture and began a period of 18 years at the University of Padua, years which he later described as the happiest of his life.

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Quotation of the day

From Leopold Kronecker
Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk.

[The good Lord made the integers, all else is the work of man.]
From Weber's obituary of Kronecker. See THIS LINK.