Person: Goodstein, Reuben Louis
Louis Goodstein was an English mathematician who worked on mathematical logic, in particular ordinal numbers, recursive arithmetic, analysis, and the philosophy of mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Educated at St Paul's School London, Louis won scholarships and a prize for an essay on divergent series.
 Goodstein then did research at Cambridge on transfinite numbers under Littlewood's supervision.
 While undertaking this strenuous teaching load Goodstein carried out research which he submitted for a doctorate to the University of London in 1946.
 At Leicester Goodstein played a full role.
 Goodstein worked on mathematical logic, in particular ordinal numbers, recursive arithmetic, analysis, and the philosophy of mathematics.
Born 15 December 1912, London, England. Died 8 March 1985, Leicester, England.
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