Georg Cantor

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Georg Cantor
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BornGeorg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor
3 Mairch 1845(1845-03-03)
Saunt Petersburg, Roushie Empire
Died6 Januar 1918(1918-01-06) (aged 72)
Halle, Province o Saxony, German Empire
ResidenceRoushie Empire (1845–56),
German Empire (1856–1918)
Alma materETH Zurich, Varsity o Berlin
Kent forSet theory
AwairdsSylvester Medal (1904)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Halle
ThesisDe aequationibus secundi gradus indeterminatis (1867)
Doctoral advisorErnst Kummer
Karl Weierstrass
Doctoral studentsAlfred Barneck

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (/ˈkæntɔːr/ KAN-tor; German: [ˈɡeɔʁk ˈfɛʁdinant ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɪlɪp ˈkantɔʁ]; Mairch 3 [A.S. Februar 19] 1845 – Januar 6, 1918[1]) wis a German mathematician. He inventit set theory, which haes acome a fundamental theory in mathematics.

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