# Thomas Jech

Professor Emeritus, the Pennsylvania State University.

E-mail: **jech@math.psu.edu**

*Biographical data * in PDF.

I was born in Prague and educated
at Charles University
(advisor Petr Vopenka).

I have held *visiting appointments* at the following institutions: All Souls
College, Argonne National Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, CRM, ETH, Hebrew University, Institute for Advanced Study, MSRI, Princeton University, Stanford University, Universite Paris 6, Universite Paris 7, U.C.L.A. and University of Hawaii.

From 1986 to 2009 I was a managing editor of
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic.

## Graduate students:

William "Quin" Powell, Robert Mignone (College of
Charleston), Wlodek
Zadrozny (IBM), Carlos Alves (College of New Jersey), Qi Feng (Chinese
Academy of Science), Tomasz Weiss (WSRP, Siedlce, Poland),
Wenzhi Sun (Salem College), Charles
Schlindwein (Lander College), Jiri
Witzany (University of Economics, Praha) and Jindrich Zapletal (University of
Florida).
## Research interests

Most of my research is in set theory. My other
interests include mathematical logic, algebra, analysis, topology and measure
theory.
Following are links to some lists in these areas: Set Theory, Topology Atlas, The Axiom of
Choice

Support from the following foundations is gratefully acknowledged: National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Grant Agency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Fulbright Foundation, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and
Rockefeller Foundation.

## Publications

My *publication list* in
PDF
Most of my publications are reviewed in Mathematical Reviews.

The list of my *co-authors*: Bohuslav Balcar, Andreas Blass, Randall
Dougherty, Ulrich Felgner, Qi Feng, Fred Galvin, Wieslaw Glowczynski, Marcia
Groszek, Leo Harrington, Karel Hrbacek, Menachem Magidor, William Mitchell, Tomas Pazak,
William Powell, Karel Prikry, Saharon Shelah, Antonin Sochor, Jiri Witzany, Hugh
Woodin and Jindrich Zapletal.

My Erdos number
is 2 (four paths of length 2).

## Books

*Lectures in set theory,* Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in
Mathematics 217 (1971)

online

Russian translation *(Set theory and the method
of forcing)* 1973
*The axiom of choice,* North-Holland 1973
- (with K. Hrbacek)
*Introduction to set theory,* Marcel Dekker
1978

2nd edition 1984

Chinese edition, Beijing 1985

3rd edition 1999
*Set theory,* Academic Press 1978

Chinese edition, Beijing 1985, 2007

2nd edition, Springer-Verlag 1997

The Third Millennium Edition, Springer-Verlag 2002
*Multiple forcing,* Cambridge University Press 1986

## Jech's papers online

Most of my papers after 1990 are available online, in PDF.
## Jech's pictures

To view selected photographs click here.

Last Changed: June 15, 2011