Alexander S. Kechris | |
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Born | |

Nationality | Greek |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | California Institute of Technology |

Doctoral advisor | Yiannis N. Moschovakis |

Doctoral students | Jack Lutz |

**Alexander Sotirios Kechris** (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Σωτήριος Κεχρής; born March 23, 1946) is a set theorist and logician at the California Institute of Technology.

Kechris has made contributions to the theory of Borel equivalence relations and the theory of automorphism groups of uncountable structures. His research interests cover foundations of mathematics, mathematical logic and set theory and their interactions with analysis and dynamical systems.

Kechris earned his Ph.D. at UCLA in 1972 under the direction of Yiannis N. Moschovakis, with a dissertation titled *Projective Ordinals and Countable Analytic Sets*. During his academic career he advised 23 PhD students and sponsored 20 postdoctoral researchers.

In 2012, he became an Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[1]}

- 1986 - Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berkeley (Mathematical Logic & Foundations)
^{[2]} - 1998 - Gödel Lecturer (Current Trends in Descriptive Set Theory).
^{[3]} - 2003 - Received the Karp Prize, along with Gregory Hjorth for joint work on Borel equivalence relations, in particular for their results on turbulence and countable Borel equivalence relations
^{[4]} - 2004 - Tarski Lecturer (
*New Connections Between Logic, Ramsey Theory and Topological Dynamics*)^{[5]}

- A. S. Kechris, "Classical Descriptive Set Theory", Springer-Verlag, 1995.
- H. Becker, A. S. Kechris, "The descriptive set theory of Polish group actions" (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series), University of Cambridge, 1996.
- A. S. Kechris, V. G. Pestov and S. Todorcevic, "Fraïssé limits, Ramsey theory and topological dynamics of automorphism groups", Geometric and Functional Analysis 15 (1) (2005), 106-189.
- A. S. Kechris, "Global Aspects of Ergodic Group Actions", Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, 160, American Mathematical Society, 2010.
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