David Hilbert / Martin / Universal / Göttingen / Hilbert

A delightful story about David Hilbert, from Martin Davis's "The Universal Computer" (this will be a long quotation): My own favorite story [about Göttingen in the 1920s] was about the time that Hilbert was seen day after day in torn trousers, a source of embarrassment to many.

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