The Unapologetic Mathematician

Mathematics for the interested outsider

R.I.P., Dr. Cohen

From Alexandre Borovik I hear that Paul Cohen passed yesterday. He was probably best known for showing that the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice are independent of Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory. If I find an actual news article about it I’ll update here.

March 24, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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