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Professor Benedikt Löwe

Subject Mathematics
Fellow type Extraordinary
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 a Titular Member of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences. 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 in 2017, an Overseas Fellow from 2017-2019, and has been an Extraordinary Fellow since April 2019. He is teaching for Parts II and III of the Mathematical Tripos and is external Director of Studies in Mathematics for Lucy Cavendish College.