Kurt Gödel

1906 - 1978

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Gödel proved fundamental results about axiomatic systems showing in any axiomatic mathematical system there are propositions that cannot be proved or disproved within the axioms of the system.
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List of References (24 books/articles)

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  1. Obituary: The Times
  2. Article: The Guardian

Honours awarded to Kurt Gödel
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Speaker at International Congress1950
AMS Gibbs Lecturer1951
LMS Honorary Member1967
Fellow of the Royal Society1968
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Vienna Austria (The home page of the Kurt Gödel Society)
  3. Karlis Podnieks (A hypertext introduction to Gödel's theorem)
  4. Torkel Franzen (The incompletenes theorem)
  1. Princeton University
  2. Sheffield University (Gödel's Theorem)
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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