Mathematicians Of The Day

12th December

On this day in 1901, Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic radio signal between the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall and St John's, Newfoundland.

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Quotation of the day

From John Pell
No one, so far as i know, has dared to attempt this task, namely, to register in a catalogue all the simple sounds of human language, and all the simple concepts of the mind, and to express the compications of the latter by means of the former. May God ... permit me to begin, complete, and publish that work.