Name: George Boole
Born: November 2, 1815 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Death: December 8, 1864 (Age: 49)
Computer related contributions
- English mathematician and logician.
- Boolean algebra is named after him.
- His work was in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and he is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought.
- As the inventor of the protoType of what is now called Boolean logic, which became the basis of the modern digital computer.
- With Augustus DeMorgan formalize a set of logical operations now known as DeMorgan transformations.
- Boole is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of computer science.
"No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful."