Georg Cantor (left) and his remarkable 1874 publication “Ueber eine Eigenschaft des Inbegriffes aller reellen algebraischen Zahlen” in Journal für die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik (1874).

The Nature of Infinity — and Beyond

An introduction to Georg Cantor and his transfinite paradise

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Georg Cantor showed a markedly artistic streak as a child and was reportedly an outstanding violinist. His surname ‘Cantor’ in latin means ‘singer’ or ‘musician’. When he in 1867 — at the age of 22 — completed his doctoral thesis at the…