FOM: Re: Hilbert's 24th problem

Stephen G Simpson simpson at
Mon Apr 9 16:54:54 EDT 2001

Charles Silver Fri, 6 Apr 2001 writes:
 >     Was that business about Hilbert's 24th simply an April Fool's
 > joke?

I am trying to track it down.  Ruediger Thiele is a real person, a
historian of mathematics, see

However, I haven't found any web reference to his lecture on this,
except the FOM message from Teun Koetsier.  The Koetsier message was
dated April 4, not April 1.

-- Steve

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