Torkel Franzén

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Torkel Franzén (1 April 1950, Norrbotten County – 19 April 2006, Stockholm) was a Swedish academic.



Franzén worked at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in the fields of mathematical logic and computer science. He was known for his work on Gödel's incompleteness theorems and for his contributions to Usenet. [1] He was active in the online science fiction fan community, and even issued his own electronic fanzine Frotz on his fiftieth birthday. [2] He died of bone cancer at age 56. [3]

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  1. In Memory Of, web page at the American Mathematical Society, accessed August 2, 2007.
  2. "Frotz: An Electronic Oneshot". Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-01., accessed online September 8, 2007.
  3. Torkel Franzén is dead, 20 April 2006.