# Mathematician:Paul Joseph Cohen

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## Contents

## Mathematician

American mathematician working in logic and set theory.

Best known for his work on the Continuum Hypothesis.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 2 April 1934 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
- Died: 23 March 2007 in Palo Alto, California, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 1959:
*Factorization in Group Algebras* - 1960:
*On a conjecture of Littlewood and Idempotent Measures*(*Amer. J. Math.***Vol. 82**: 191 – 212) - 4 July 1963:
*Independence results in set theory* - 1963:
*The Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis* - 1964:
*The Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis II*

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Paul Joseph Cohen": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Cohen, Paul Joseph**(1934- $\ $) - 2008: David Nelson:
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