David Hilbert was a German mathematician who made significant contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, physics, and engineering. Hilbert is best known for his work on the theory of invariants, which he developed in his 1888 paper “Theorie der Invarianten.”

Hilbert was born in 1862 in Königsberg, Prussia. He attended the University of Königsberg, where he studied mathematics and physics. Hilbert graduated from the school in 1885 with a degree in mathematics.

Hilbert made significant contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, physics, and engineering. In 1900, he published his work on the foundations of physics, which showed that the laws of physics are invariant under certain transformations. Hilbert also made important contributions to the field of optics.

Hilbert died in 1943 in Göttingen, Germany. In 1944, he was posthumously awarded the Copley Medal.