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Paul Cohen

Born:  April 2, 1934
in Long Beach, New Jersey

Died:  March 23, 2007
Stanford, California

Cohen is best known for solving "Hilbert’s first problem" by showing the independence of the axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis. For this achievement and his other work in the foundations of set theory, in 1966 Cohen was awarded the Fields Medal, which is considered by many to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics.