David Hilbert and Mathematics

Discussion of David Hilbert and his impact on the study of mathematics in the 20th century.

This paper is on David Hilbert and mathematics. He became famous for developing his “axiomatic” and “existential” methods. His proposal in 1900 of twenty-three problems for the coming century set the course of much subsequent mathematics. It was in this context that Hilbert came to be seen as the person who set the foundation for many mathematical questions.