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Boolos, George Stephen

Born: 1940 AD
Died: 1996 AD

1940 – George Stephen Boolos was born on the 4th of September in New York City. Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy.

1961 – Graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in mathematics.

1963 – Oxford University awarded him the B. Phil.

1966 – Served as first recipient of Ph.D. in philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

         – He taught at Columbia University for three years before returning to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1969 – Became professor of philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1974 – Co-wrote "Computability and Logic".

1979 – Wrote "The Unprovability of Consistency" and  "The Logic of Provability".

1993 – He qualified for the London Regional Final of the London Times crossword puzzle competition, where he scored one of the highest scores ever achieved by an American.

1995 – President of Association for Symbolic Knowledge.

1996 – Boolos was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a book on Frege, and he had been recently appointed Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

         – He died on 27th of May at his home in Cambridge at the age of 55. The death was the result of pancreatic cancer.