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Akihiro Kanamori

Akihiro Kanamori (金森 晶) (October 23, 1948, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-born American mathematician. He specializes in set theory and is the author of the successful monograph on large cardinals, The Higher Infinite.[1] He wrote several essays on the history of mathematics, especially set theory.

Kanamori graduated from California Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. from University of Cambridge (King’s College). He is a professor of mathematics at Boston University.

With Matthew Foreman he is the editor of the monumental Handbook of Set Theory (2010).[2]

Selected publications

  1. A. Kanamori, M. Magidor: The evolution of large cardinal axioms in set theory, in: Higher set theory (Proc. Conf., Math. Forschungsinst., Oberwolfach, 1977), Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 669, Springer, 99–275.
  2. R. M. Solovay, W. N. Reinhardt, A. Kanamori: Strong axioms of infinity and elementary embeddings, Annals of Mathematical Logic, 13(1978), 73–116.
  3. A. Kanamori: The Higher Infinite. Large Cardinals in Set Theory from their Beginnings., Perspectives in Mathematical Logic. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994. xxiv+536 pp.


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  2. ^ Unofficial collection of some chapters of the Handbook of Set Theory

External links

  • Kanamori's homepage with selected publications
  • Short CV
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