Not to be confused with Paul Cohn. Cohen next studied at the Brooklyn College from 1950 to 1953, but he left without earning his bachelor’paul kohen forex degree when he learned that he could start his graduate studies at the University of Chicago with just two years of college. In 1957, before the award of his doctorate, Cohen was appointed as an Instructor in Mathematics at the University of Rochester for a year.

61 as a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. These were years in which Cohen made a number of significant mathematical breakthroughs. For his result on the continuum hypothesis, Cohen won the Fields Medal in mathematics in 1966, and also the National Medal of Science in 1967. The Fields Medal that Cohen won continues to be the only Fields Medal to be awarded for a work in mathematical logic, as of 2014. Apart from his work in set theory, Cohen also made many valuable contributions to analysis.

Cohen was a full professor of mathematics at Stanford University, where he supervised Peter Sarnak’s graduate research, among those of other students. Cohen was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1962 in Stockholm and in 1966 in Moscow. While studying the continuum hypothesis, Cohen is quoted as saying in 1985 that he had “had the feeling that people thought the problem was hopeless, since there was no new way of constructing models of set theory. Indeed, they thought you had to be slightly crazy even to think about the problem. A point of view which the author feels may eventually come to be accepted is that CH is obviously false.