nLab Ernst Specker

Ernst Specker (1920-2011) was a Swiss mathematician. He was professor of mathematics at ETH Zürich from 1955-1987.

His approach to set theory proved instrumental for the topos-theoretic approach to set theory.

Selected writings:

On axiomatic set theory:

  • E. Specker, Zur Axiomatik der Mengenlehre (Fundierungs- und Auswahlaxiom) , Z. Math. Logik Grundlagen Math. 3 (1957) pp.173–210.

  • E. Specker, Die Entwicklung der axiomatischen Mengenlehre , JBer. DMV 81 (1978) pp.13-21. (Jber. DMV, 6.21 MB)

Introducing the Kochen-Specker theorem:

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