The fascinating and tragic story of Georg Cantor, maybe the greatest mathematician of the 19th century, who came up with the Continuum Hypothesis that will unravel the mysteries of infinity. Only Cantor had a little secret – he thought god was speaking to him and saw himself as his messenger.

via The God of Mathematics – Georg Cantor’s Infinities (Continuum Hypothesis) – YouTube.

No way was cantor the greatest methematician of the 19th century. They had Hilbert AND Riemann AND Poincare. And also a bunch of other cool guys.

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