Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd February

On this day in 1883 the preliminary meeting to set up the Edinburgh Mathematical Society was held.

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Quotation of the day

From Bertrand Russell
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Quoted in Des MacHale, Wisdom (London, 2002).

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty