Quotes by Stephen Cole Kleene

About Stephen Cole Kleene:

Stephen Cole Kleene is best known as a founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory, which subsequently helped to provide the foundations of theoretical computer science. Kleene's work grounds the study of which functions are computable. A number of mathematical concepts are named after him: Kleene hierarchy, Kleene algebra, the Kleene star (Kleene closure), Kleene's recursion theorem and the Kleene fixpoint theorem. He also invented regular expressions, and made significant contributions to the foundations of mathematical intuitionism.

Author Bio

  • NameStephen Cole Kleene
  • DescriptionAmerican mathematician and theoretical computer scientist
  • AliasesStephen Kleene
  • BornJanuary 5, 1909
  • DiedJanuary 25, 1994
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionMathematician; Computer Scientist; Philosopher
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship