Georg Cantor was a revolutionary mathematician who developed set theory, now a fundamental component of mathematics. His work also allowed him to come up with the controversial notion that there could be an infinite number of infinities. He has fundamentally changed how we view and understand mathematics and infinity in many ways. Georg Cantor’s discovery opened up a world of possibilities regarding what infinity can mean.
Georg Cantor’s findings have played an important role in shaping modern-day mathematics in advancing further discussions on these topics. Artist Kevin Van Aelst took this beautiful photo and called it “Cantor’s set.” When I saw it first, I just said, ” When Georg Cantor makes breakfast.”
To understand Georg Cantor, you can read Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite.