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Raymond Smullyan
Raymond Smullyan in Paraty, Brazil, in 2008
BornRaymond Merrill Smullyan
(1919-05-25)May 25, 1919
Far Rockaway, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 6, 2017(2017-02-06) (aged 97)
Hudson, New York, U.S.
InstitutionsIndiana University
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Princeton University
Doctoral advisorAlonzo Church

Raymond Merrill Smullyan (/ˈsmʌli.ən/; May 25, 1919 – February 6, 2017)[1] was an American mathematician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist philosopher, and magician.

Smullyan was born in Far Rockaway, New York. His first career was stage magic. He then earned a BSc from the University of Chicago in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959. He was one of many logicians to have studied under Alonzo Church.[1]

Smullyan died on February 6, 2017 in Hudson, New York at the age of 97.[2]