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Portrait of Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger

1887–1961

Austrian physicist

The idea of the continuum seems simple to us. We have somehow lost sight of the difficulties it implies…We are told such a number as the square root of 2 worried Pythagoras and his school almost to exhaustion. Being used to such queer numbers from early childhood, we must be careful not to form a low idea of the mathematical intuition of these ancient sages; their worry was highly credible.

TOPICS: history, numbers

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