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Topic: genius

The finest product of mathematical genius and one of the supreme achievements of purely intellectual human activity.

TOPICS: Cantor, genius, infinity, set theory

Hilbert was referring specifically to Cantor’s set theory, which for the first time allowed a mathematically rigorous definition of infinity.

 

The mathematician’s best work is art, a high perfect art, as daring as the most secret dreams of imagination, clear and limpid. Mathematical genius and artistic genius touch one another.

TOPICS: genius, art

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