Wilfrid Hodges


Wilfrid Hodges

Wilfrid Hodges (born 1941) is a British mathematician, known for his work in model theory. He is Professor of Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London and author of numerous books on logic.

He attended New College, Oxford (1959-65), where he received degrees in both "Literae Humaniores" and (Christianic) Theology. In 1970 he was awarded a doctorate for a thesis in Logic. He lectured in both Philosophy and Mathematics at Bedford College, University of London. He has held visiting appointments in the department of philosophy at the University of California and in the department of mathematics at University of Colorado.

He was President of the British Logic Colloquium and of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information.

Wilfrid Hodges' books are written in an informal style. The "Notes on Notation" in his book "Model theory" end with the following characteristic sentence:

:'I' means I, 'we' means we.

When this 780-page book appeared in 1993, it quickly replaced "Model Theory" by Chang and Keisler as the standard textbook on model theory. Due to its success an abbreviated version (but with a new chapter on stability theory) was published as a paperback.

Books by Wilfrid Hodges

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External links

* [http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~wilfrid/ Home page of Wilfrid Hodges]
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