Kurt Gödel

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Gödel, Kurt


Born Apr. 28, 1906, in Brünn (Brno). Austrian logician and mathematician; assistant professor at the University of Vienna from 1933 to 1938. Emigrated to the USA in 1940. Since 1953 he has been a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His principal works are in the field of mathematical logic and set theory.


Kleene, S. C. Vvedenie v metamatematiku. Moscow, 1957. (Translated from English; contains a bibliography.)
Nagel, E., and D. R. Newman. Teorema Gedelia. Moscow, 1970. (Translated from English.)
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In 1930-1, Godel revealed his proof that in any formal mathematical system adequate for number theory there exists an undecidable formula, or, in other words, there exist truths in mathematics that cannot be proven.