Cantor's Paradise

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"Task 1: To attend von Neumann’s lectures and take copious notes, complete unfinished proofs, see them through the secre...
04/27/2020
The Duties of John von Neumann’s Assistant in the 1930s

"Task 1: To attend von Neumann’s lectures and take copious notes, complete unfinished proofs, see them through the secretarial jungle, and promptly circulate them to all American university libraries.

These notes ran to over 600 pages. Weekly.”

https://medium.com/cantors-paradise/the-duties-of-john-von-neumanns-assistant-in-the-1930s-8d08e538fe2b

“What, I asked, are the duties of an assistant to Professor von Neumann?”

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Cantor's paradise was originally an expression used by David Hilbert (1926, page 170) in describing set theory and the infinite cardinal numbers developed by Georg Cantor.

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Neumann's contribution to mthemtics...equal to that of Einstein. Theory of Games is his singular achievement.