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Issue No.03 - May/June (vol.3 vol.3)
pp: 40-41
Published by the IEEE Computer Society
In 1900, David Hilbert presented 23 problems at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Paris. Hilbert's problems spanned the spectrum from rather trivial (Problem 3 on the equality of the volumes of two tetrahedra) to the probably impossible (Problem 6 on the axiomatization of physics). Nonetheless, they challenged many of the leading scientists and mathematicians of the 20th century and set the tone for mathematical research, especially in the early part of the century.
George Cybenko, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Tomorrow's Hardest Problems", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.3, Issue No.03 - May/June, May/June 2001, pp. 40-41, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2001.10007