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People/Characters: Georg Cantor

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Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Briefe by Georg Cantor
Georg Cantor by Joseph Dauben
Georg Cantor : 1845 - 1918 by Walter Purkert
Georg Cantor. His Mathematics & F of the Infinite by J. Dauben
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Infini et inconscient : essai sur Georg Cantor by Nathalie Charraud
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis
Men of Mathematics by E. T. Bell
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker
The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing by Martin Davis
Universe (mathematics): Mathematics, Set Theory, Foundations of Mathematics, Class, Element, Real Number, Real Line, Georg Cantor, Cardinality by Lambert M. Surhone
The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through Equations by Dana Mackenzie
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

Character description

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (/ˈkæntɔːr/ KAN-tor, German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfɛʁdinant ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɪlɪp ˈkantɔʁ]; March 3 [O.S. February 19] 1845 – January 6, 1918) was a German mathematician. He created set theory, which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor established the importance of one-to-one correspondence between the members of two sets, defined infinite and well-ordered sets, and proved that the real numbers are more numerous than the natural numbers. In fact, Cantor's method of proof of this theorem implies the existence of an "infinity of infinities". He defined the cardinal and ordinal numbers and their arithmetic. Cantor's work is of great philosophical interest, a fact he was well aware of. [Wikipedia, Georg Cantor]

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