# Jeff Paris (mathematician)

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Native name | Jeffrey Bruce Paris |

Born | ^{[1]} | 15 November 1944

Alma mater | University of Manchester |

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Awards | Whitehead Prize (1983) FBA (1999) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematical logic |

Institutions | University of Manchester |

Thesis | Large Cardinals and the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis (1969) |

Doctoral advisor | Robin Gandy^{[2]} |

Website | www |

**Jeffrey Bruce** "**Jeff**" **Paris**, FBA (/ˈpærɪs/; born 15 November 1944) is a British mathematician and Professor of Logic in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.^{[3]}^{[4]}^{[5]}^{[6]}^{[7]}^{[8]}

## Education[edit]

Paris gained his doctorate under Robin Gandy at Manchester in 1969 with a dissertation entitled *Large Cardinals and the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis*.

## Research[edit]

Paris is known for his work on mathematical logic, in particular provability in arithmetic, uncertain reasoning and inductive logic with an emphasis on rationality and common sense principles.

## Awards and honours[edit]

Paris was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1999.^{[1]}^{[9]}

## Personal life[edit]

Paris was married to Malvyn Loraine Blackburn until 1983 when he married Alena Vencovská. He has three sons and three daughters including runner Jasmin Paris ^{[10]}

## References[edit]

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^{a}^{b}"PARIS, Prof. Jeffrey Bruce".*Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press*.(subscription required) **^**Jeff Paris at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Paris, J. and Harrington, L.: A mathematical incompleteness in Peano Arithmetic. In*Handbook of Mathematical Logic*(ed. J. Barwise), pp. 1133–1142. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North-Holland, 1977.**^**Kirby, L.; Paris, J. (1982). "Accessible Independence Results for Peano Arithmetic" (PDF).*Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society*.**14**(4): 285. doi:10.1112/blms/14.4.285.**^**Paris J.B.:*The uncertain reasoner's companion: a mathematical perspective*, Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science 39, Cambridge University Press, 1994, ISBN 0-521-46089-1**^**Paris, J. B.; Kirby, L. A. S. (1978). "∑n-Collection Schemas in Arithmetic".*Logic Colloquium '77*. Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics.**96**. p. 199. doi:10.1016/S0049-237X(08)72003-2. ISBN 9780444851789.**^**Jeff Paris's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)**^**List of publications from Microsoft Academic**^**"Elections to Ordinary Fellowship". Archived from the original on October 23, 2007. Retrieved May 17, 2007.**^**"Who's who 2019 Paris, Prof. Jeffrey Bruce". 2018. Retrieved Jan 20, 2019.

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