Simon Kochen

Professor emeritus and Senior Research Scientist, Mathematics Department, Princeton University

Simon Kochen is Professor emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in the Mathematics Department of Princeton University. Kochen received his Ph.D. in 1959 from Princeton University. He was a professor at Cornell University from 1960 to 1967. After a year at the Institute for Advanced Study, he joined the Princeton Mathematics Department in 1968.
Kochen’s interests lie in mathematical logic, number theory, and quantum mechanics. His work on the foundations of quantum mechanics includes the paper with Ernst Specker on the Kochen-Specker Paradox, and with John Conway on the Free Will Theorem.
He has been a National Research Council of Canada Fellow, A Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fellow of the Royal Council  of U.K. at Oxford University. He was awarded the Frank Nelson Cole Prize of the American Mathematical Society for the best work in the previous five years in Number Theory.

Participant In:

The Changing Nature of Free Will

Saturday, April 25, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Central to Eastern and Western philosophical and theological traditions, the notion of free will, once confined to discussions of human agency, can find application in understanding a broader set of phenomena. How are advances in genetics and neuroscience influencing our concept of voluntary, individual choice, and what are the implications for jurisprudence? How does the indeterminacy… read more »