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1931 – incompleteness theorems

In 1931, Kurt Godel published two theorems of mathematical logic that have become known as the incompleteness theorems. Prior to these theorems, many mathematicians were trying to prove that all of mathematics could someday be encoded in a complete set of axioms. First incompleteness theorem: Any effectively generated theory capable of expressing elementary arithmetic cannot […]

1906 – Godel – bio

Kurt Godel was born in Austria-Hungary in 1906. He was a mathematician and philosopher and was the most influential logician of his time. Godel is best known for his incompleteness theorems, proved in 1931, that demonstrate inherent limitations in symbolic systems. PRECURSOR: Goethe 1642 – Newton Kant 1646 – Leibniz 1862 – Hilbert CONCURRENT: 1861 […]