Robinson, Abraham (1918–1974)

Abraham Robinson

Abraham Robinson was a German-born mathematician who founded nonstandard analysis and did important work in a wide diversity of fields from aerodynamics to mathematical logic. A modern counterpart to Gottfried Leibniz in his range of interests and the significance of his research on infinitesimals, Robinson (he changed his name from Robinsohn) taught at various universities in Israel, England, Canada, and the United States.