Here is the biographical sketch of Kurt Gödel’s life from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Biographical Sketch Kurt Gödel was born on April 28, 1906 in what was then the Austro-Hungarian city of Brünn, and what is now Brno in the Czech Republic. Gödel’s father Rudolf August was a businessman, and his mother Marianne was a […]

Read More...from the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, article byJ J O’Connor and E F Robertson: “Georg Cantor‘s father, Georg Waldemar Cantor, was a successful merchant, working as a wholesaling agent in St Petersburg, then later as a broker in the St Petersburg Stock Exchange. Georg Waldemar Cantor was born in Denmark and he was a […]

Read More...The final problem which Cantor grappled with was the realization that there could be no set containing everything, since, given any set, there is always a larger set — its set of subsets. Furthermore, he believes that infinity actually exists – it is not just a mathematical construct. Cantor came to the conclusion that there […]

Read More...from the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, article byJ J O’Connor and E F Robertson: Born: 26 March 1913 in Budapest, Hungary Died: 20 Sept 1996 in Warsaw, Poland Paul Erdös came from a Jewish family (the original family name being Engländer) although neither of his parents observed the Jewish religion. Paul’s father Lajos and […]

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