2011

Mathematical Lives

Protagonists of the Twentieth Century From Hilbert to Wiles

ISBN: 978-3-642-13605-4 (Print) 978-3-642-13606-1 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-10

    Hilbert’s Problems

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    Pages 11-23

    The Way We Were

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    Pages 25-26

    Verlaine and Poincaré

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    Pages 27-35

    Bertrand Russell

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    Pages 37-41

    Godfrey H. Hardy

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    Pages 43-52

    Emmy Noether

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    Pages 53-54

    Carciopholus Romanus

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    Pages 55-62

    Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

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    Pages 63-68

    The Theoretical Intelligence and the Practical Vision of John von Neumann

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    Pages 69-76

    Kurt Gödel

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    Pages 77-78

    Hommage À Gödel

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    Pages 79-90

    Robert Musil

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    Pages 91-96

    The Life, Death and Miracles of Alan Mathison Turing

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    Pages 97-107

    Renato Caccioppoli

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    Pages 109-113

    Bruno de Finetti

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    Pages 115-116

    A Committed Mathematician

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    Pages 117-121

    Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov

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    Pages 123-130

    Bourbaki

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    Pages 131-136

    Writing and Mathematics in the Work of Raymond Queneau

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    Pages 137-146

    John F. Nash Jr.

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