Hilbert

Hilbert

Now in new trade paper editions, these classic biographies of two of the greatest 20th Century mathematicians are being released under the Copernicus imprint. These noteworthy accounts of the lives of David Hilbert and Richard Courant are closely related: Courant's story is, in many ways, seen as the sequel to the story of Hilbert. Originally published to great acclaim, both books explore the dramatic scientific history expressed in the lives of these two great scientists and described in the lively, nontechnical writing style of Contance Reid.

Title:Hilbert
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780387946740
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    Hilbert Reviews

  • Nick Black

    Worth it for the Hilbert picture where he looks just like the Black Mage from the original Final Fantasy....

  • Ash Jogalekar

    A wonderful book and a sensitive portrait of one of the greatest and most versatile mathematicians in history who was also a great human being. The book is as much a paean to the romantic mathematical...

  • Qi

    Truly outstanding! As probably many others, I first wondered whether a non-mathematician would be able to retell the mathematical aspects of Hilbert's life. Just a few pages in, however, I was pleasan...

  • Ilovehaibara

    The book is so flat,the writer seems unemotional about The Great Hilbert.But hilbert is the true genius with no doubt....

  • Ming Chyang Lim

    An inspirational book for those who wishes to become a mathematician. David Hilbert had a lot of qualities which are role models for mathematicians nowadays....

  • Ami Iida

    It's not worthy reading, a wasted time. ...

  • Jonathan

    "Hilbert had survived [Hermann Minkowski] by more than thirty years. He was still permitted to achieve important work. But who would like to say if his solitary death in the dark Nazi time was not sti...

  • Michael

    Great.Things get very, very depressing at the end. Also, this is funny: the author in a preface-type thing says that she wrote the book for laymen. But the publisher, Springer-Verlag, promoted the boo...

  • Chris Herdt

    I skimmed this. I was looking for the origins of Hilbert's Grand Hotel (which I did not find, but is presumably from a lecture he gave in the 1920s), but it was still an interesting look at the life o...

  • John

    The book is a bit on the dry side for an autobiography. However,if you like math and/or philisophy it is well worth your time.Hilbert made some amazing, and deep, contributions to mathematicsand logic...