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Frank Plumpton Ramsey


Year Born: 1903

Year Died: 1930

birth place: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,

Where did he or she study?Winchester College then from there to Trinity College, Cambridge

Where was most of his or her career spent?In Cambridge, England

What were important books written by this mathematician?
Only two important books were published by this mathematician. He wrote on the foundations of mathematics, economics, and philosophy. The names of the two books are Mathematicl Logic and Mathematical Gazette. Both were published in 1926.
What were important ideas developed by this mathematician?
Important ideas developed were ones such as, methods for determining the consistancy of a logical formula, theroems on combinatorics, which led later on to the study of whole new area of mathematics called the Ramsey theory. Also he made contribution to the theory of taxation and mathematical thoeries on saving.
Did this mathematician have any famous students?
No, he did not have any famous students.
How do we apply this mathematician's work today?
One example of how we apply his work today would be whenever applying his different methods in the Ramsey theory, such as his graph theory and the theory of probability and many other branches of mathematics.