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April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

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December 2, 2021
At 3:36 p.m., in a squash court under the West Stands of Stagg Field (the abandoned football stadium) at the University of Chicago, the first self-sustaining nuclear (fission) reaction took place. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was leader of the Manhattan Project. More information about: Enrico Fermi The Manhattan Project

December 2, 2021
Gerardus Mercator died in the Duchy of Cleves (now Germany). The famous Flemish mapmaker's most celebrated mathematical achievement is the Mercator projection. More information about: Gerardus Mercator

December 2, 2021
Paul du-Bois Reymond born in Berlin, Germany, to a family that had recently emigrated from Switzerland. Primarily an analyst, his early mathematical interest was partial differential equations. More information about: Paul du Bois Reymond