George Boole stone plaque in Lincoln

George Boole
LL.D. D.C.L. F.R.S.
1815 - 1864
George Boole, father of modern
algebra, author of the laws of thought
and first professor of mathematics at
University College, Cork, was born in
Lincoln and established an academy
in this house c 1840.

George Boole (/ˈbuːl/; 2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) was an English mathematician, philosopher and logician. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought. As the inventor of the prototype of what is now called Boolean logic, which became the basis of the modern digital computer, Boole is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of digital electronics. Boole said,... no general method for the solution of questions in the theory of probabilities can be established which does not explicitly recognise ... those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning ...

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