# Hilbert, David, 1862-1943

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German mathematician and professor, who discovered or developed a broad range of fundamental ideas in many areas of mathematics, including invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry. He also formulated the theory of "Hilbert spaces," one of the foundations of functional analysis. He is also one of the founders of proof theory. For many years, he held a position at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Göttingen.

From the description of Vorlesungen über die Funktionentheorie, [manuscript], 1896. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 608302666

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#### Subjects:

- Mathematics--Study and teaching--20th century
- Differential equations, Partial--Numerical solutions
- Differential equations, Linear
- Calculus of variations
- Arithmetic--Foundations--Manuscripts
- Mathematicians--Manuscripts
- Physics--History
- Relativity (Physics)
- Quantum theory--History
- Surfaces, Algebraic
- Differential equations, partial--Study and teaching
- Functions--Manuscripts
- Differential equations, partial
- Wave mechanics
- Universities and colleges--Faculty--Manuscripts
- Atomic theory
- Differential equations
- Complementarity (Physics)

#### Occupations:

- Physicists

#### Places:

- Germany
*(as recorded)* - Germany
*(as recorded)*