From the end of the nineteenth
century until his death, one of history’s most brilliant mathematicians
languished in an asylum.
The Mystery of
the Aleph tells the story of Georg Cantor (1845–1918), a Russian-born
German who created set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the continuum
hypothesis, which challenged the very foundations of mathematics. His ideas
brought expected denunciation from established corners, called a “corruptor of
youth” not only for his work in mathematics, but for his larger attempts to
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