Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Emil Leon Post
Born: February 11, 1897, in Augustów, then Russian Empire, today Poland
Death: April 21, 1954 (Age: 57)
- Mathematician and logician known for a computation machine similar to Alan Turing's, which Post proposed in a famous paper known as "Formulation 1."
- Known for the Post correspondence problem, the completeness proof of Principia's propositional calculus, and his work in the field that eventually became known as computability theory.
- Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation 1, Journal of Symbolic Logic 1: 103–105 (1936).
- Polyadic groups, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 48: 208–350 (1940).
- Formal Reductions of the General Combinatorial Decision Problem, American Journal of Mathematics 65: 197–215 (1943).
- Recursively enumerable sets of positive integers and their decision problems, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 50: 284–316. (1944).