Herbert Enderton

Herbert Bruce Enderton (April 15, 1936 – October 20, 2010)[1] was an American mathematician. He was a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at UCLA and a former member of the faculties of Mathematics and of Logic and the Methodology of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Herbert B. Enderton
Herbert Bruce Enderton

(1936-04-15)April 15, 1936
DiedOctober 20, 2010(2010-10-20) (aged 74)
Alma materHarvard University
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical Logic

Enderton also contributed to recursion theory, the theory of definability, models of analysis, computational complexity, and the history of logic.[2]

He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1962.[3] He was a member of the American Mathematical Society from 1961 until his death.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He lived in Santa Monica. He married his wife, Cathy, in 1961 and they had two sons; Eric and Bert.[4]

Later yearsEdit

From 1980 to 2002 he was coordinating editor of the reviews section of the Association for Symbolic Logic's Journal of Symbolic Logic.[5]


He died from leukemia in 2010.[4]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Elements of Set Theory. Academic Press. 1977. ISBN 978-0-12-238440-0.
  • A Mathematical Introduction to Logic. Academic Press. 1972. ISBN 978-0-12-238452-3.
  • Computability Theory: An Introduction to Recursion Theory. Academic Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0-12-384958-8.


  1. ^ a b "Deaths of AMS Members" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. AMS. 58 (1). January 2011.
  2. ^ Richard Zach (October 28, 2010). "Herbert B. Enderton, 1936-2010". University of Calgary. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "UCLA Department of Mathematics". UCLA. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Obituary". Los Angeles Times. October 31, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  5. ^ "Journals - Reviews". Association for Symbolic Logic. Retrieved February 9, 2011.

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