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4:15 pm

A competent translation/a pitiful bungle: The Foundations of Geometry (Jemma Lorenat)

March 25, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

David Hilbert's Grundlagen der Geometrie is a rare example of a historical mathematics text that is still profitably read today and continues to inspire research in mathematics, computer science, and philosophy. The effort of publishing an English translation of Hilbert in 1902 involved a diverse swath of the American mathematical community.  Edgar Jerome Townsend completed a first draft […]

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