**Paul Cohen (mathematician)**

**Paul Joseph Cohen** (April 2, 1934 — March 23, 2007) was an American mathematician best known for his proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice from Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory, the most widely accepted axiomatization of set theory.

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**Cohen**gave a lecture describing his solution to problem of the Continuum Hypothesis at the Gödel centennial conference, in Vienna in 2006 ...

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