Sunday, February 28, 2010
Inspired by the cemetery post below, Kurt Gödel. I love this bit:
Albert Einstein was also living at Princeton during this time. Gödel and Einstein subsequently developed a strong friendship, and were known to take long walks together to and from the Institute for Advanced Study. The nature of their conversations was a mystery to the other Institute members. Economist Oskar Morgenstern recounts that toward the end of his life Einstein confided that his "own work no longer meant much, that he came to the Institute merely…to have the privilege of walking home with Gödel".
I remember reading a science fiction book that talked about Godelized Numbers.
It's too bad that Princeton has fallen from this brilliant man to Van Jones with all his crazy 9/11 theories and hate speech.