William Boone (mathematician)

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William Werner Boone
Born (1920-01-16)January 16, 1920
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died September 14, 1983(1983-09-14) (aged 63)
Urbana, Illinois
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Known for Boone–Higman theorem
Boone–Rogers theorem
Novikov–Boone theorem
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Institute for Advanced Study
Doctoral advisor Alonzo Church

William Werner Boone (Cincinnati, 16 January 1920 – Urbana, Illinois, 14 September 1983) was an American mathematician. Alonzo Church was his Ph.D. advisor at Princeton, and Kurt Gödel was his friend at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Selected publications[edit]

  • W. W. Boone, Decision problems about algebraic and logical systems as a whole and recursively enumerable degrees of unsolvability. 1968 Contributions to Math. Logic (Colloquium, Hannover, 1966), North-Holland, Amsterdam.
  • W. W. Boone, Roger Lyndon, Frank Cannonito, Word Problems: Decision Problem in Group Theory, North-Holland, 1973.
William W. Boone and Eileen Boone at Altgeld Hall University of Illinois 1979-photo William J. Boone