Kurt Gödel: The Genius of Metamathematics
By William Dean Brewer, BA ’65 (Clark Honors College, chemistry)
August 30, 2023
This is a scientific biography of Kurt Gödel, who was relatively unknown during his lifetime but became famous later, especially due to the book Gödel, Escher, Bach (1979) by alumnus Douglas Hofstadter, MS ’72, PhD ’75 (physics). The book deals with Gödel’s various achievements, his rather strange life, and the origin of his health problems (revised edition May 2023, German edition September/October 2023).