TITLE

A Look Back at Hermann Minkowski's Cologne Lecture "Raum und Zeit"

AUTHOR(S)
Rowe, David E.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the life and work of mathematicians Hermann Minkowski and David Hilbert. It explores their respective works where Hilbert was considered as a master builder as he focused on building a theory while Minkowski is described as inventive and with a temperament of an artist. They both grow in Königsberg, Germany where they develop a sense of appreciation of mathematics. Moreover, the author cites Minkowski's contribution to the theory of relativity.
ACCESSION #
42539666

 

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