I admit this is getting ridiculous. What will hence be known as my “Electric Trilogy” (See The Electric Monk, September 23rd and The Electric Caterpillar, October 1st) has arrived for its third installment in a way so absurd that I hesitate to elaborate on it. 895 more words

## Tags » David Hilbert

#### Revision 1: Inquisitive Mathematical Thinking

In this post I wish to expand my understanding about, “asking Why?“.

In 1930, David Hilbert gave radio address lecture. I want to discuss following paragraph from that lecture (when translated to English): 401 more words

#### Paradoks Hotel Hilbert

Ketakterhinggaan merupakan konsep matematika yang *tricky*. Banyak paradoks seputar ketakterhinggaan, beberapa di antaranya telah saya bahas di buku “Menuju Tak Terhingga” (yang takkan lama lagi terbit). 363 more words

#### Lo Spazio di Hilbert

332 more wordsIn matematica, lo spazio di Hilbert è uno spazio vettoriale che generalizza la nozione di spazio euclideo. Il suo ruolo è cruciale nella formalizzazione matematica della meccanica quantistica.

#### (Easier) Cryptoquote Spoiler - 04/09/16

**“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.” — David Hilbert**

(A lot of us don’t consider those rules all that “simple”, and what is he talking about with “meaningless marks on paper”? 213 more words

#### The Projective Plane

This image (a variation of which I used for many years as a desktop background) is a close-up of the large sculpture below that can be seen at the Mathematical Research Institute in Oberwolfach. 286 more words