# David Hilbert and his mathematical work

@article{Weyl1944DavidHA, title={David Hilbert and his mathematical work}, author={Hermann Weyl}, journal={Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society}, year={1944}, volume={50}, pages={612-654} }

A great master of mathematics passed away when David Hilbert died in Gottingen on February the 14th, 1943, at the age of eighty-one. In retrospect it seems to us that the era of mathematics upon which he impressed the seal of his spirit and which is now sinking below the horizon achieved a more perfect balance than prevailed before and after, between the mastering of single concrete problems and the formation of general abstract concepts. Hilbert’s own work contributed not a little to bringing…

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