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Quanta Magazine
March 14, 2018
The consequences of his decision continue to reverberate in math and physics today. Here's the error. General relativity was ... By late 1915 he knew that the influential German mathematician David Hilbert was close to finalizing a theory of general relativity himself. In a few feverish weeks in NovemberÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Cosmos
February 13, 2018
It is a paradox made famous by the German mathematician David Hilbert (see the video below) who, in a lecture delivered in 1924, envisaged a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Even when the hotel is full, he pointed out, it can still accommodate new guests if every guest vacates their room andÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Cosmos
December 20, 2017
... has so far led to the resignation of the two editorsinchief of a respected math journal, statements of regret from journal's editorial board, angry social media ... his work provides solutions to at least two of the famously intractable problems put forward by German mathematician David Hilbert (18621943).
Retraction Watch (blog)
December 19, 2017
Sergeyev also says his theory provides a solution to two famous problems about infinite numbers from renowned mathematician David Hilbert. But some mathematicians argue that Sergeyev's theory has no scientific value, and have been highly critical of the paper, published online on November 13ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Nature.com
December 8, 2017
The model they conceived was, first, based on formal concepts and rules — linguistic, logical or mathematical — similar to mathematician David Hilbert's attempt to unify and formalize his field through axioms. But any such models had to be backed up by empirical evidence and be given empirical meaning.
Scientific American
September 16, 2017
In 1900, the German mathematician David Hilbert made a list of 23 of the most important problems in mathematics. He put the continuum ... In the 1960s, the mathematician Paul Cohen explained why. Cohen developed a ... Cohen's work won him the Fields Medal (one of math's highest honors) in 1966.
WIRED
July 3, 2017
Over the next 80 minutes he walked students through a proof of a theorem by the German mathematician David Hilbert that stands as one of the most important breakthroughs in 20thcentury mathematics. Commutative algebra is taught at the undergraduate level at only a few universities, but it is offeredÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Space.com
June 6, 2017
David Hilbert, a German mathematician who was a friend and admirer of Einstein, takes it upon himself to figure out the mathematical equations for Einstein's ... informally titled the "Entwurf" ("Draft," in German), Einstein races to tackle some complicated math before his new competition can steal the credit.
Nature.com
November 16, 2016
David Hilbert was extremely absentminded, extraordinarily brilliant and the most influential mathematician of the twentieth century. ... paper trail, including a nineteenthcentury letter published in Nature, and eventually succeeded (J. BarrowGreen and R. SiegmundSchultze Hist. Math. 43, 415–426; 2016).
Ars Technica (blog)
May 28, 2015
By 1915, any list of the world's greatest living mathematicians included the name David Hilbert. And though Hilbert previously devoted his ... Her father, Max, was a fairly prominent mathematician, and one of her brothers eventually attained a doctorate in math. In retrospect, perhaps the Noethers may beÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Scientific American
September 16, 2017
In 1900, the German mathematician David Hilbert made a list of 23 of the most ... Cohen's work won him the Fields Medal (one of math's highestÃ‚Â ...
Science Daily
August 24, 2017
Computers & Math ... known as Hilbert's Problems, were compiled as a definitive list by mathematician David Hilbert. ... COMPUTERS & MATHÃ‚Â ...
WIRED
July 3, 2017
Over the next 80 minutes he walked students through a proof of a theorem by the German mathematician David Hilbert that stands as one of theÃ‚Â ...
Quanta Magazine
June 27, 2017
June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with ... a proof of a theorem by the German mathematician David Hilbert thatÃ‚Â ...
Space.com
June 6, 2017
David Hilbert, a German mathematician who was a friend and ... tackle some complicated math before his new competition can steal the credit.
Smithsonian
March 23, 2017
But Noether clearly felt she was born to math: she talked her way into ... of such mathematical luminaries as David Hilbert and Felix Klein.
The Atlantic
March 20, 2017
Boole is often described as a mathematician, but he saw himself as a .... decision problem,” first identified by the mathematician David Hilbert, ... except characters would correspond to “atomic” concepts of math and science.
Tablet Magazine
February 7, 2017
In his time David Hilbert (1862–1943) was the most significant mathematician in the world. For a long time, he shared this honor with HenriÃ‚Â ...
Nature.com
November 16, 2016
David Hilbert was extremely absentminded, extraordinarily brilliant and the most influential mathematician of the twentieth century. ... Nature, and eventually succeeded (J. BarrowGreen and R. SiegmundSchultze Hist. Math.
Ars Technica (blog)
May 28, 2015
By 1915, any list of the world's greatest living mathematicians included the name David Hilbert. And though Hilbert previously devoted his ... Her father, Max, was a fairly prominent mathematician, and one of her brothers eventually attained a doctorate in math. In retrospect, perhaps the Noethers may beÃ‚Â ...
Scientific American
September 16, 2017
In 1900, the German mathematician David Hilbert made a list of 23 of the most ... Cohen's work won him the Fields Medal (one of math's highestÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Machine Design
September 14, 2017
Scientists used Newton's math to find the path of totality in order to get the ... Unfortunately, at the same time David Hilbert—one of the mostÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Quanta Magazine
September 12, 2017
In 1900, the German mathematician David Hilbert made a list of 23 of the most ... Cohen's work won him the Fields Medal (one of math's highestÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Swarajya
August 11, 2017
The great mathematician David Hilbert made an impassioned speech in 1900 in which he entreated fellow mathematicians to reject intuitionÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
WIRED
July 3, 2017
Over the next 80 minutes he walked students through a proof of a theorem by the German mathematician David Hilbert that stands as one of theÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Quanta Magazine
June 27, 2017
June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with ... a proof of a theorem by the German mathematician David Hilbert thatÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Space.com
June 6, 2017
David Hilbert, a German mathematician who was a friend and ... tackle some complicated math before his new competition can steal the credit.
Smithsonian
March 23, 2017
But Noether clearly felt she was born to math: she talked her way into ... of such mathematical luminaries as David Hilbert and Felix Klein.
The Atlantic
March 20, 2017
Boole is often described as a mathematician, but he saw himself as a .... decision problem,” first identified by the mathematician David Hilbert, ... except characters would correspond to “atomic” concepts of math and science.
Tablet Magazine
February 7, 2017
In his time David Hilbert (1862–1943) was the most significant mathematician in the world. For a long time, he shared this honor with HenriÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Nature.com
November 16, 2016
David Hilbert was extremely absentminded, extraordinarily brilliant and the most influential mathematician of the twentieth century. ... Nature, and eventually succeeded (J. BarrowGreen and R. SiegmundSchultze Hist. Math.
The Atlantic
March 20, 2017
When Turing wrote his paper, in 1936, he was trying to solve "the decision problem," first identified by the mathematician David Hilbert, who asked whether there was an algorithm that could determine whether an arbitrary mathematical statement is true ...
Irish Times
March 1, 2017
The German mathematician David Hilbert constructed an amusing metaphor to illustrate the enigmatic properties of infinity. He imagined a hotel with an infinite number of rooms.
NJ TODAY
February 21, 2017
In 1934, David Hilbert, by then a grand old man of German mathematics, was dining with Bernhard Rust, the Nazi minister of education.
Astronomy Magazine
January 18, 2017
"In our view, cosmologists should heed mathematician David Hilbert's warning: although infinity is needed to complete mathematics, it occurs nowhere in the physical Universe," they concluded.
The New York Review of Books
December 3, 2016
The problem was posed by the German mathematician David Hilbert in 1928 (so Ramsey's paper is one of the earliest discussions of it) and was solved in 1936 by Alan Turing and Alonzo Church, who both, separately, showed that there was no such method.
Nigeria Today
October 12, 2016
The first is David Hilbert, arguably the most eminent mathematician of the 19th century. After Georg Cantor had discovered a new and magical cultural tool, the set theory, certain fellows in their most terrible and despicable seizures pounced on the ...
Nigeria Today
October 12, 2016
The first is David Hilbert, arguably the most eminent mathematician of the 19th century. After Georg Cantor had discovered a new and magical cultural tool, the set theory, certain fellows in their most terrible and despicable seizures pounced on the ...
The Voice Online
August 21, 2016
In fact, one of his favourite sayings is a quote from David Hilbert, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th and early 20th Century.
DZone News
August 4, 2016
With the growing success of mathematical logic, the mathematician David Hilbert laid out a program to formalize all of mathematics.
DZone News
August 4, 2016
With the growing success of mathematical logic, the mathematician David Hilbert laid out a program to formalize all of mathematics.
New Scientist
June 29, 2016
IN 1935, Alan Turing set out to build a reputation by outflanking the world's leading mathematician. Turing was 22 years old, and a new fellow at Cambridge.
Quanta Magazine
June 16, 2016
Euclidean geometry has a way of turning mathematically inclined students into lifelong math lovers, and I was no exception.
Workers' Liberty
May 19, 2016
The great 20th century mathematician David Hilbert famously remarked of a student who gave up maths in order to become a poet: "Good.
Frontline
April 13, 2016
This statement is known as Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT), which the French (lawyercum) mathematician Pierre de Fermat wrote down sometime around 1637 in his copy of the book Arithmetica written by the ancient mathematician Diophantus of AlexandriaÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Scientific American (blog)
March 27, 2016
At the turn of the twentieth century the famed German mathematician David Hilbert published a set of twentythree tantalizing problems that had evaded the most brilliant of mathematical minds.
History
March 18, 2016
Though the theory of general relativity is often presented as a work of solo genius, Einstein actually received considerable help from several lesserknown friends and colleagues in working on the math behind it. College friends Marcel Grossmann and ...
The New York Review of Books
January 9, 2016
One of the reasons for the almost frantic pace at which he sought to present his theory to the public was that he thought that the great German mathematician David Hilbert might beat him to it. It turned out that Hilbert never really had the right ...
Nature.com
December 23, 2015
In his Foundations of Geometry (1899), the German mathematician David Hilbert cut the ties that bound points and planes to the world, rewriting geometry as an internally consistent arrangement of meaningfree signs.
lareviewofbooks
December 7, 2015
Physics and math in particular have had almost magical success in uncovering the most astonishing commonalities  symmetries  between seemingly disconnected things.