Mathematicians Of The Day

11th December

On this day in 1867, James Clerk Maxwell wrote to Peter Guthrie Tait with a thought experiment for violating the Second Law of Thermodynamics that came to be known as Maxwell's Demon. It was Lord Kelvin who would coin the term for the idea in 1874.

On this day in 2014 Google released an Annie Cannon doodle and in 2017 they released a Born doodle

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Quotation of the day

From Émile Picard
True rigour is productive, being distinguished in this from another rigour which is purely formal and tiresome, casting a shadow over the problems it touches.