Kurt Gödel

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Kurt GödelName: Kurt Gödel

Born: April 28, 1906, in Brno, Moravia, Austria–Hungary

Death: January 14, 1978 (Age: 71)

Computer-related contributions

  • Austrian American logician, mathematician, and philosopher.
  • Considered one of the most significant logicians in human history.
  • Best known for his two incompleteness theorems, published in 1931 when he was 25 years old.

Significant publications

  • On Formally Undecidable Propositions Of Principia Mathematica And Related Systems (1962).

Honors and awards

  • National Medal of Science (USA) in Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Sciences (1974).
  • Albert Einstein Award (1951).

Quotes

"The more I think about language, the more it amazes me that people ever understand each other at all."