

David Hilbert
1862  1943
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Hilbert's work in geometry had the greatest influence in that area after Euclid. A systematic study of the axioms of Euclidean geometry led Hilbert to propose 21 such axioms and he analysed their significance. He made contributions in many areas of mathematics and physics.

Full MacTutor biography
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List of References (168 books/articles)
Some Quotations (27)
A Poster of David Hilbert
Mathematicians born in the same country
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 Additional Material in MacTutor
 David Hilbert's 24 Problems
 Hilbert's 24 problems speech
 Weyl on Hilbert and Hilbert on others
 Otto Blumenthal's role at the Mathematische Annalen
 Quotes by and about David Hilbert
 Reviews of David Hilbert's books
 David Hilbert's Grundlagen der Mathematik

Other Web sites 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica
 David Joyce (A list of Hilbert's 23 problems)
 The text of his 1900 speech
 Clark Kimberling
  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Hilbert's programme)
 A radio speech by Hilbert (with a link to an MP3 file)
 Mathematical Genealogy Project


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