Sunday, February 12, 2017

RIP Raymond Smullyan

When I attended Lehman College Raymond Smullyan was no longer on the faculty but he was far from gone.  He lingered on in stories and emerged from time to time in the humor and sleight of mind with which his student, Melvin Fitting, got us through the tough sledding of finite automata and computability theory.

I went on to read some of Smullyan's books, which always leave me giddy and full of energy.  Now that he is gone I hope that every mind that he induced to vibrate on his frequency goes forward to do the same for others.

Read his obit in today's New York Times.

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