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David Hilbert

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Brenda Santillan

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The Life and Accomplishments of David Hilbert
Life
Work
Contributions
Improved on theorem of invariants
Published a report on algebraic number theory in 1897
Foundations of Geometry in 1899- definitive set of axioms in geometry
"The Problems of Mathematics"-1900
Believed logic was constant
Worked in integral equations led to research in functional analysis
Hilbert space
His Studies
University of Göttingen had large mathematics tradition because of other famous mathematicians
Tradition continued to grow into 20th century because of Hilbert
His interest in physics also contributed to university's reputation in physics
His last years
In 1909 he proved the conjecture in number theory that for any n, all positive integers are sums of a certain fixed number of nth powers; for example, 5 = 22 + 12, in which n = 2.
In 1910, won Wolfgang Bolyai award
Retired in 1930
Recognized as one of the most influential mathematicians of the late 19th and early 20th century
Brenda Santillan

Born January 23,1862
Born in Russia but lived in Germany
Geometrist who created "axioms" (specific sets of beliefs)
Finished his PhD in 1884 at the age of 22
Died February 14, 1943
1886-1892: Assistant professor at University of Königsberg
1892-1893: Associate professor
1893-1895: Pofessor
1895: Accepted professor position at University of Göttingen
References
https://www.britannica.com/biography/David-Hilbert

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert_space

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