Raymond Smullyan

American mathematician

1919   -   2017

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Princeton University, University of Chicago
occupation: mathematician, pianist, philosopher, university teacher, computer scientist, magician, chess composer

Raymond Merrill Smullyan (; May 25, 1919 – February 6, 2017) was an American mathematician, magician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist, and philosopher. Born in Far Rockaway, New York, his first career was stage magic. He earned a BSc from the University of Chicago in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959. He is one of many logicians to have studied with Alonzo Church.
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