Alonzo Church

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Alonzo Church
Born June 14, 1903(1903-06-14)
Washington, DC, USA
Died November 8, 1995(1995-11-08) (aged 92)
Hudson, Ohio, USA
Residence United States
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Princeton University 1929–67
University of California, Los Angeles 1967–95
Alma mater Princeton University
Doctoral advisor Oswald Veblen
Doctoral students John George Kemeny
Raymond Smullyan
Alan Turing

Alonzo Church (June 14, 1903 – August 11, 1995) was an American mathematician and logician who made major contributions to mathematical logic and the foundations of theoretical computer science. He is best known for the lambda calculus, Church's thesis and the Church-Rosser theorem.