Mathematicians Of The Day

27th December

On this day in 1725, Christian Goldbach was the recording secretary at the opening session of the St Petersburg Academy. The form of the Academy was imported ready-made from the Berlin model proposed to Peter the Great by Leibniz several years earlier.

On this day in 2013 Google released a Kepler doodle.

Click on for a poster.

Quotation of the day

From Johannes Kepler
Temporis filia veritas; cui me obstetricari non pudet.

[Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.]
Account of personal observations of the four moving satellites of Jupiter...: Narratio de observatis a se quatuor Jovis satellitibus erronibus ... (Frankfurt, 1611) first words of text, KGW 4 317.