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Torkel Franzén

Torkel Franzén (1 April 1950 – 19 April 2006) was a Swedish academic. He worked at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in the fields of mathematical logic and computer science. He was known for his work on Gödel's incompleteness theorems and for his contributions to Usenet.[1] He was active in the online science fiction fan community, and even issued his own electronic fanzine Frotz on his fiftieth birthday.[2] He died of bone cancer at age 56.[3]

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  • Raatikainen, Panu. . Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 54, No. 3 (March 2007), pp. 380–3.

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