What is David Hilbert?

  • (noun): German mathematician (1862-1943).
    Synonyms: Hilbert

David Hilbert

David Hilbert, ForMemRS ( ; January 23, 1862 – February 14, 1943) was a German mathematician. He is recognized as one of the most influential and universal mathematicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Hilbert discovered and developed a broad range of fundamental ideas in many areas, including invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry. He also formulated the theory of Hilbert spaces, one of the foundations of functional analysis.

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Timeline Of Category Theory And Related Mathematics - Timeline To 1945: Before The Definitions
... Year Contributors Event 1890 David Hilbert Resolution of modules and free resolution of modules. 1890 David Hilbert Hilbert's syzygy theorem is a prototype for a concept of dimension in homological algebra. 1893 David Hilbert A fundamental theorem in algebraic geometry, the Hilbert Nullstellensatz ...
The Story Of Maths - "To Infinity and Beyond" - David Hilbert
... The achievements of David Hilbert were now considered ... In addition to Hilbert's problems, Hilbert space, Hilbert Classification and the Hilbert Inequality, du Sautoy highlights Hilbert's early work on ... Hilbert showed that, while there were an infinity of equations, these equations could be constructed from a finite number of building block like sets ...
Max Born - Career
... student of Arnold Sommerfeld on loan to David Hilbert at Göttingen as a special assistant for physics ... from Rosanes, as already noted, but Born had also learned Hilbert’s theory of integral equations and quadratic forms for an infinite number of variables as was apparent from a citation by Born of ... to Richard Courant at Göttingen in the preparation of Courant and David Hilbert’s book Methoden der mathematischen Physik I, which was published in 1924 ...

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