Mathematician:Paul Joseph Cohen

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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: pp. 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


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