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educator , Mathematician , Computer scientist

Peter John Freyd, American mathematician, computer scientist, educator. Fulbright scholar Australia, 1971; fellow St. John's College, Cambridge University, England, 1980-1981. Member Isaac Newton Institute 1995, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

Freyd, Peter John was born on February 5, 1936 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Paul Robert and Pauline Margaret (Pattinson) Freyd.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Brown University, 1958. Master of Arts (Woodrow Wilson fellow), Princeton University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1960.

Career

Teacher art Conti Art School, Providence, 1952—1954. Teacher carpentry Camp Cragged Mountain Farm, Freedom, New Hampshire, 1954. Instructor statistics Batton Barton Durstine and Osborn, New York City, 1956.

Assistant instructor mathematics Brown University, Providence, 1957, instructor mathematics National Science Foundation program, 1958—1959, instructor Academy Potential project, 1960. Assistant instructor mathematics Princeton University, 1959—1960. Teacher dramatics American School, Shiraz, Iran, 1968.

J.F. Ritt instructor mathematics Columbia University, New York City, 1960-1962. Faculty University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1962, professor mathematics, since 1968, chairman graduate group mathematics, 1982-1987, professor computer information science, since 1987. Director Laboratory for Logic and Computation, since 1993.

Adviser Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran, 1968. Lecturer Canadian National Research Seminar, 1974. Visiting researcher Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1969.

Visiting researcher University Mexico, 1975, University Sydney, 1985, University Milan, 1986, University Parma, 1990. Visiting professor University Chicago, 1980, University Louvain, Belgium, 1981. Visiting professor in computer science Carnegie Mellon University, 1988-1989.

Works

Membership

Member Isaac Newton Institute 1995, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Pamela Parker, January 1, 1957. Children: Jennifer Joy, Gwendolyn Annual.

father:
Paul Robert Freyd

mother:
Pauline Margaret (Pattinson) Freyd

spouse:
Pamela Parker

children:
Jennifer Joy Freyd

Gwendolyn Annual Freyd