Carew Arthur Meredith biography

Carew Arthur Meredith

Mathematician, Deceased Person

1904 – 1976


Who was Carew Arthur Meredith?

Carew Arthur Meredith was an influential Irish logician, appointed to Trinity College, Dublin in 1947. His work on condensed detachment was under-appreciated in his own time, but is influential in modern research.

He also proved the shortest known axiomatic bases for a number of logic systems. His achievements in that area were unsurpassed until automated theorem provers in the last few years, which build on his work, proved some shorter ones for some systems and proved his shortest for others.

Born July 28, 1904 into a distinguished Dublin family, he was the son of barrister Arthur Francis Carew Meredith K.C., whose opinions were sought by √Čamon de Valera in drafting the constitution of the Irish Republic. Educated in England at Winchester College, he went on to read mathematics at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1922 becoming the first mathematical student to take a double first and 'B star' in two years.

Meredith was related to the another mathematician, Thomas Meredith. He was a nephew of Richard Edmund Meredith and a cousin of Monk Gibbon, Judge James Creed Meredith and Ralph Creed Meredith.


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Jul 28, 1904
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
Mar 31, 1976

on July 23, 2013

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