Kurt Godel was an Austrian-American mathematician and logician who made significant contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, logic, and philosophy. Godel is best known for his work on the foundations of mathematics, which helped to establish the field of mathematical logic.

Godel was born in 1906 in Brno, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic). He attended the University of Vienna, where he studied mathematics and physics. Godel graduated from the university in 1929 with a Ph.D. in mathematics.

Godel made significant contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, logic, and philosophy. In 1931, he published his groundbreaking paper “On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems,” which showed that there are limits to what can be proved using logic. Godel also made important contributions to the fields of set theory and metamathematics.

Godel died in 1978 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. In 2006, he was posthumously awarded the Abel Prize.