Alonzo Church

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Alonzo Church
Born(1903-06-14)June 14, 1903
DiedNovember 8, 1995(1995-11-08) (aged 92)
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materPrinceton University
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsPrinceton University 1929–67
University of California, Los Angeles 1967–95
Doctoral advisorOswald Veblen
Doctoral studentsJohn 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.