## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 5th December

On this day in 1735, Leonard Euler presented a paper to the St Petersburg Academy giving his solution to the Basel problem: $\zeta(2) = \sum \large\frac 1 {n^{2}} \normalsize = \large\frac {\pi^2}{6}$.
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#### Quotation of the day

##### From Arnold Sommerfeld
Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better.

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty