Mathematicians Of The Day

20th December

On this day in 1577, Thomas Harriot matriculated at the University of Oxford. He graduated three years afterwards and later entered the service of Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Quotation of the day

From Raoul Bott
There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else -- but persistent.