David Hilbert was one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
On August 8, 1900, Hilbert attended a conference at the Sorbonne, Paris, and presented a list of unsolved mathematics problems at the time. Hilbert presented ten of the problems on that day. To show his support to Cantor, Hilbert chose a question about Cantor’s continuity hypothesis to be his first. Then, he would add thirteen more questions.
Continuum Hypothesis: The continuum hypothesis (that is, there is no set whose cardinality is strictly between that of the integers and that of the real numbers) To mathematicians, all…
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