Henry Gordon Rice

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Henry Gordon Rice (July 18, 1920 – April 14, 2003)[1][2] was an American logician and mathematician best known as the author of Rice's theorem, which he proved in his doctoral dissertation of 1951 at Syracuse University.[3] He was also a Professor of Mathematics at the University of New Hampshire. After 1960 he was employed by Computer Sciences Corporation in El Segundo.[4][5]

Rice died on April 14, 2003 in Davis, California.[6]


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  2. ^ "Henry Gordon Rice". familySearch.org. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ Rice, H. G. (March 1953). "Classes of Recursively Enumerable Sets and Their Decision Problems". Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. American Mathematical Society. 74 (2): 358–366. doi:10.2307/1990888. JSTOR 1990888.
  4. ^ "Pracniques". Communications of the ACM. Association for Computing Machinery. 8. 1965.
  5. ^ "News Item". Datamation. January–February 1960.
  6. ^ "Deaths of AMS Members" (PDF). http://www.ams.org/. American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 6 February 2015. External link in |website= (help)

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