April 28 1906 – Mathematician Kurt Goedel is Born

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April 28 1906 – Mathematician Kurt Goedel is BornRate this post Though most would think the foundation of philosophy and mathematics do not intertwine, a man born on April 28, 1906 in the small Austro-Hungarian town of Brunn (modern Brno, Czech Republic) would redefine the relationship between them. Kurt Goedel, who eventually emigrated to the United States and rubbed elbows with Albert Einstein, is regarded by many as perhaps the most influential thinker in logic since the Greek scholar Aristotle. By his death in 1978, his theories had rocked accepted science and exploded the concept of time. At the turn of the 20th century, Brunn was very much an Austrian […]