Karl Menger's Vienna Colloquium (1928-36)

Left: Karl Menger in the late 1920s. Right: Cover ‘Ergebnisse Eines Mathematischen Kolloquiums’, the proceedings of Karl Menger’s Vienna Colloquium (1931). Photo: from Leonard (1998)

In the history of mathematics and economics, Karl Menger (1902-85) is a fairly anonymous figure. This, perhaps, for a few reasons. Although he was a prodigy, Karl was also t…

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