Mathematician:Alonzo Church

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Mathematician

American mathematician who pioneered in the field of computability theory and the foundations of computer science.

Best known for his lambda calculus, Church's Theorem and Church's Thesis.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: June 14, 1903
  • Died: August 11, 1995


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Alonzo Church can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Alonzo Church can be found here.


Publications

  • 1925: On irredundant sets of postulates
  • 1926: On the form of differential equations of a system of paths
  • 1927: Alternatives to Zermelo's assumption (his Ph.D. dissertation)
  • 1932: A set of Postulates for the Foundation of Logic (Ann. Math. Vol. 32no. 33: 346 – 366)
  • 1940: On the concept of a random sequence
  • 1940: A formulation of the simple theory of types
  • 1941: The Calculi of Lambda-Conversion
  • 1944: Introduction to Mathematical Logic
  • 1951: A formulation of the logic of sense and denotation
  • 1956: Introduction to Mathematical Logic (expanded edition)
  • 1965: Remarks on the elementary theory of differential equations as area of research
  • 1966: A generalization of Laplace's transformation
  • 1971: Set theory with a universal set (a variant of ZF-type axiomatic set theory)
  • 1976: Comparison of Russell's resolution of the semantical antinomies with that of Tarski


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