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Oral history interview with Alonzo Church, 1984 May 17.

Author: Alonzo Church; William Aspray
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Church mentions his two years as a National Research Council Fellow, the first year at Harvard, the second year at Goettingen and Amsterdam (where he worked with L. E. J. Brouwer). Church talks at greater length about his years as a graduate student at Princeton. He was especially influenced by Oswald Veblen. Church talks about his first years of teaching at Princeton and about his graduate students, including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Oswald Veblen
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Alonzo Church; William Aspray
OCLC Number: 63283803
Description: Transcript : 15 p.

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Church mentions his two years as a National Research Council Fellow, the first year at Harvard, the second year at Goettingen and Amsterdam (where he worked with L. E. J. Brouwer). Church talks at greater length about his years as a graduate student at Princeton. He was especially influenced by Oswald Veblen. Church talks about his first years of teaching at Princeton and about his graduate students, including Stephen Kleene, Barkley Rosser, John Kemeny, and Alan Turing. Church tells of his discussions with Kurt Gödel and his work as editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic.

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