Raymond Smullyan

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Raymond Smullyan
Born Raymond Merrill Smullyan
(1919-05-25)May 25, 1919
Far Rockaway, New York, U.S.
Died February 6, 2017(2017-02-06) (aged 97)
Hudson, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Chicago
Princeton University
Scientific career
Fields Logic
Institutions Indiana University
Thesis Theory of Formal Systems (1959)
Doctoral advisor Alonzo Church

Raymond Merrill Smullyan (/ˈsmʌli.ən/; May 25, 1919 – February 6, 2017)[1] was an American mathematician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist philosopher, and magician.

Smullyan was born in Far Rockaway, New York. His first career was stage magic. He then earned a BSc from the University of Chicago in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959. He was one of many logicians to have studied under Alonzo Church.[1]

Smullyan died on February 6, 2017 in Hudson, New York at the age of 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 J J O'Connor and E F Robertson (April 2002). "Smullyan biography". School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of St Andrews. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  2. Osborne, Hannah (2017-02-10). "Mathematician and puzzle-maker Raymond Smullyan dead at 97". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 2017-02-10.