Kanamori playing chess in 1975
Kanamori playing chess in 1975

Akihiro Kanamori (金森 晶洋, Kanamori Akihiro, born October 23, 1948 in Tokyo) is a Japanese-born American mathematician. He specializes in set theory and is the author of the monograph on large cardinals, The Higher Infinite.[1] He has written several essays on the history of mathematics, especially set theory.

Kanamori graduated from California Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (King's College). He is a professor of mathematics at Boston University.

With Matthew Foreman he is the editor of the Handbook of Set Theory (2010).[2]

Selected publications


Marshall Scholarship