Hilbert pp 22-27 | Cite as

Paris

  • Constance Reid

Abstract

On the train to Paris, Hilbert had the good luck to be in the same compartment with a student from the École Polytechnique who knew all the French mathematicians “at least from having looked at them.” But in Paris, of necessity, he had to join forces with the disagreeable Study, who was already established there, also on Klein’s recommendation.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constance Reid
    • 1
  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA

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