Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

1845 - 1918

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Georg Cantor founded set theory and introduced the concept of infinite numbers with his discovery of cardinal numbers. He also advanced the study of trigonometric series.
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List of References (36 books/articles)

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A Poster of Georg Cantor

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  1. Philip Jourdain and Georg Cantor

Honours awarded to Georg Cantor
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LMS Honorary Member1901
Royal Society Sylvester Medal1904
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1905
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