Paul Cohen Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Paul Cohen (Paul Joseph Cohen)

Last Updated: 16 Oct, 2023 | Views: 275

Age: 72

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Mathematician

Famous For: Work on the continuum hypothesis

Higher Education: University of Chicago (MS, Ph.D)

Paul Cohen Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
02 Apr, 1934 (72 Years 11 Months 21 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New Jersey

Birth Place
Long Branch

Birth Sign



Died on
23 Mar, 2007

Cause of Death
Lung Disease

Paul Cohen Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
For a long time, mathematicians struggled with the continuous problem in set theory. They just could not seem to solve it. Then Paul Cohen came around and made significant contributions to the field of mathematics. In 1963 he published his proof where he states that the hypothesis was undecidable — meaning that it couldn’t be proven true or proven false using current axioms of mathematics. Three years after his proof, he got the Fields Medal in ‘66, the most prestigious award given to mathematicians.

Paul Cohen Education:
City College of New York, where he earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics in 1954.
University of Chicago, where he received his master's degree in mathematics in 1956.
University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1958.

Paul Cohen Career:
1953-1954: Cohen was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
1954-1955: Cohen was an instructor at the University of Rochester.
1955-1956: Cohen was an assistant professor at Stanford University.
1956-1958: Cohen was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
1958-1962: Cohen was an associate professor at the University of Rochester.
1962-1964: Cohen was a professor at Brandeis University.
1964-2002: Cohen was a professor at Stanford University.
1963: Cohen was awarded the American Mathematical Society's Cole Prize for his work on set theory.
1966: Cohen was awarded the Fields Medal, one of the highest honors in mathematics, for his work on the continuum hypothesis.
1999: Cohen was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bill Clinton for his contributions to mathematics.

Paul Cohen Awards:
Fields Medal:In 1966
National Medal of Science: In 1969
Cole Prize in Algebra: In 1964
Leroy P. Steele Prize: In 1985
Wolf Prize: In 1981

Paul Cohen Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 80 Kg
In Pounds 176 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Paul Cohen Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Abraham Cohen

Mother's Name
Minnie Cohen

Christina Cohen

Not Known

Not Known

Eric, Steven, Charles Cohen

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