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David Hilbert's Influence on Economics
Eminent mathematician David Hilbert (1862-1943) is not known for his interest or works in economics. In fact, Hilbert never did any work in economics…
Nov 26, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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Turing Uncomputability
As Leibniz suggested, we appear to live in the best of all possible worlds, where the computable functions make life predictable enough to be…
Aug 13, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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The Mathematical Center of the Universe
Around the same time as Kronecker obtained his doctorate, Gauss’ star pupil Riemann also transferred to Berlin, where he stayed for two years before…
Aug 8, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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Einstein and Hilbert’s Relativity Race
The published version of a talk by mathematician David Hilbert (1862-1943), dated the 20th of November 1915 is entitled ‘Die Grundlagen der Physik’ (“On…
Jul 3, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann
By the time of his death in 1957 at the modest age of 53, the Hungarian polymath had not only revolutionized several subfields of mathematics and…
May 19, 2021
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