#100 Overall Influence

Kurt Gödel

Austrian-American logician, mathematician, and philosopher of mathematics

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Kurt Friedrich Gödel was a logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered along with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel had an immense effect upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, and David Hilbert were using logic and set theory to investigate the foundations of mathematics, building on earlier work by the likes of Richard Dedekind, Georg Cantor and Frege.

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University of Notre Dame

Catholic university located in South Bend, Indiana, United States

University of Vienna

Public university in Vienna, Austria

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#24 World Rank
Mathematics
#28 World Rank
Computer Science
#48 World Rank
Philosophy
#374 World Rank
Physics