Yiannis N. Moschovakis

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Yiannis N. Moschovakis
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Born Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis
(1938-01-18) January 18, 1938 (age 79)
Athens, Greece
Fields Mathematics
Institutions UCLA
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Doctoral advisor Stephen Kleene
Doctoral students Howard Becker
Diana Dubrovsky
Benedict Freedman
Carl Gordon
Gregory Jones
Alexander S. Kechris
Lefteris Kirousis
Phokion Kolaitis
Thomas Mc Cutcheon
Monica McArthur
Gregory McColm
Lawrence Moss
David Shochat
Perry Smith
Katherine St. John
Peter Tripodes
Glen Whitney
Known for Effective descriptive set theory

Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis (Greek: Γιάννης Μοσχοβάκης; born January 18, 1938) is a set theorist, descriptive set theorist, and recursion (computability) theorist, at UCLA. For many years he has split his time between UCLA and University of Athens . His book Descriptive Set Theory (North-Holland) is the primary reference for the subject. He is especially associated with the development of the effective, or lightface, version of descriptive set theory.

Moschovakis earned his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1963 under the direction of Stephen Kleene, with a dissertation entitled Recursive Analysis. In 2015 he was elected as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to mathematical logic, especially set theory and computability theory, and for exposition".[1]

Moschovakis is married to Joan Moschovakis, with whom he gave the 2014 Lindström Lectures at the University of Gothenburg.[2]



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