Hilbert pp 91-101 | Cite as

Second Youth

  • Constance Reid

Abstract

After Minkowski’s arrival in Göttingen in the fall of 1902, Hilbert was no longer lonely: “A telephone call, or a few steps down the street, a pebble tossed up against the little corner window of his study, and there he was, always ready for any mathematical or non-mathematical undertaking.”

Keywords

Geophysics Pebble Metaphor 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

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