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. 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).
Selected publications 
- 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.
- R. M. Solovay, W. N. Reinhardt, A. Kanamori: Strong axioms of infinity and elementary embeddings, Annals of Mathematical Logic, 13(1978), 73–116.
- A. Kanamori: The Higher Infinite. Large Cardinals in Set Theory from their Beginnings., Perspectives in Mathematical Logic. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994. xxiv+536 pp.
External links 
- Kanamori's homepage with selected publications