Paul Joseph Cohen

1934 - 2007

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Cohen used a technique called forcing to prove the independence in set theory of the axiom of choice and of the generalised continuum hypothesis.
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List of References (2 books/articles)

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A Poster of Paul Cohen

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Honours awarded to Paul Cohen
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AMS Bôcher Prize1964
Fields Medal1966
LMS Honorary Member1973

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