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Enderton (Herbert B.) papers
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Herbert B. Enderton was a mathematician and logician who taught mathematics at UCLA for over four decades, edited the Journal of Symbolic Logic's Reviews Section for more than three decades, chaired the UCLA Logic Colloquium, and was an internationally renowned textbook author in the areas of mathematical logic and set theory. The collection consists of publications authored by Enderton, his handwritten and typed UCLA Logic Colloquium talks, correspondence, publication reviews, referee reports, UCLA mathematics course evaluations, and records related to his professional involvement with the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Journal of Symbolic Logic (JSL) and the Bulletin of Symbolic Logic (BSL).
Herbert Bruce Enderton was born on April 15, 1936 in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He received his B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University in 1958 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1959 and 1962. He had a postdoctoral appointment from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1962 to 1964 and worked as an assistant professor at UC Berkeley from 1964 to 1968. In 1968 Enderton came to UCLA where he accepted a position as a lecturer with the mathematics department and another position as the Reviews Section Editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic (JSL) where he worked alongside fellow mathematician and logician Alonzo Church. Enderton also served as the JSL's Coordinating Editor from 1980-2002. Enderton was active in the American Mathematical Society, the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Association for Computing Machinery and chaired the UCLA Logic Colloquium for decades. Enderton's thesis and the majority of his published research were on recursion theoretic hierarchies of sets of integers. His other research interests included definability theory, models of analysis, computational complexity and the history of logic. His first book, A Mathematical Introduction to Logic, was published in 1972 and is often used as the standard reference to logic. Spanish and Chinese translations were published in 2004 and 2006. Enderton also published another successful textbook, Elements of Set Theory in 1977. He retired from UCLA in 2003 as professor emeritus but continued to teach until he became ill in 2009. Herbert B. Enderton died at his home in Santa Monica on October 22, 2010. His final textbook, Computability Theory: An Introduction to Recursion Theory was completed after he became ill and published in 2011.
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