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Alma mater
University of Oxford

Non-well-founded sets

University of Oxford

Peter Aczel

Peter Aczel

Peter Henry George Aczel 1941 (age 73–74)

University of Oxford University of Wisconsin–Madison Rutgers University University of Manchester University of Oslo Caltech Utrecht University Stanford University Institute for Advanced Study Indiana University Bloomington

Mathematical problems in logic (1967)

Doctoral students
Joao Filipe Castel-Branco Belo Christopher Martin Fox Nicola Gambino Gilles Jacques Barthe George Koletsos Jouko Antero Vaananen

Doctoral advisor
John Newsome Crossley

Peter Henry George Aczel (; born October 31, 1941) is a British mathematician, logician and Emeritus joint Professor in the School of Computer Science and the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. He is known for his work in non-well-founded set theory, constructive set theory, and Frege structures.



Aczel completed his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1963 followed by a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 1966 under the supervision of John Crossley.

Career and research

After two years of visiting positions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Rutgers University Aczel took a position at the University of Manchester. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Oslo, California Institute of Technology, Utrecht University, Stanford University and Indiana University Bloomington. He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2012.

Aczel is on the editorial board of the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic and the Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science, having previously served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Symbolic Logic and the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic.


Peter Aczel Wikipedia