Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
1906 - 1978
hatte hier seinen
vom 9.11.1939 bid zum 10.1.1940
bevor er Wien
für immer verliess
The great mathematician and logician, Kurt Goedel, had his last residence here, from November 9, 1939 to January 10, 1940, before he left Vienna forever.
Location. 48° 12.25′ N, 16° 22.569′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Hegelgasse and Himmelpfortgasse, on the left when traveling south on Hegelgasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hegelgasse 5, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Otto Willmann (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion (about 180 meters away); Feng Shan Ho (about 240 meters away); Ferenc Rákóczi (about 240 meters away); Professor Friedrich Hacker (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Erwin Schrödinger (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Lise Meitner (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Egon Cäsar Conte Corti (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Also see . . .
1. Kurt Gödel (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Kurt Friedrich Gödel (b. 1906, d. 1978) was one of the principal founders of the modern, metamathematical era in mathematical logic. He is widely known for his Incompleteness Theorems, which are among the handful of landmark theorems in twentieth century mathematics, but his work touched every field of mathematical logic, if it was not in most cases their original stimulus. In his philosophical work Gödel formulated and defended mathematical Platonism, the view that mathematics is a descriptive science, or alternatively the view that the concept of mathematical truth is objective. On the basis of that viewpoint he laid the foundation for the program of conceptual analysis within set theory.... He adhered to Hilbert's “original rationalistic conception” in mathematics (as he called it); and he was prophetic in anticipating and emphasizing the importance of large cardinals in set theory before their importance became clear. (Submitted on July 10, 2017.)
2. Kurt Gödel Biography (YouTube, 4 min.). A brief bio of Kurt Gödel from The Limits of Understanding - World Science Festival (Submitted on July 10, 2017.)
Additional keywords. Mathematics Logic Philosophy
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