Professor Benedikt Löwe

Subject Mathematics and Philosophy
Fellow type Visiting Academics
Year started 2017


Professor Benedikt Löwe is a researcher connecting mathematics, computer science, philosophy and the social sciences. He studied mathematics and philosophy in Hamburg, Tübingen, Berlin, and Berkeley. After his PhD, he worked at the universities in Bonn, Münster, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Cambridge. Currently, his main affiliations are the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Mathematics Department at the Universität Hamburg. His research includes mathematical logic, in particular set theory and infinite games, as well as empirical studies of mathematics, in particular with applications to the philosophy of mathematics. In the past, Löwe was Fellow-in-Residence at the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences in Brussels (2010-2011) and Visiting Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (2012 and 2015). He is currently President of the German logic society DVMLG and Secretary General of the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union for History of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST).

Löwe was a Visiting By-Fellow during Lent term 2017, and has been an Overseas Fellow of the College since April 2017. He is supervising students for logic courses in the Mathematical Tripos and during Lent terms, he is teaching the course "Topics in Set Theory" in Part III.