Haskell CurryHaskell Brooks Curry
- September 1
) was an American mathematician
. Born in Millis, Massachusetts
, he was educated at Harvard University
and received a doctorate
. He taught at Harvard, Princeton
, and then beginning at 1929
for 35 years at Pennsylvania State University
. In 1966
he became professor of mathematics at Amsterdam
. He died in State College, Pennsylvania
Curry's main work was in mathematical logic, especially in the theory of formal systems and processes - combinatory logic, the foundation for functional programming languages. His works includes Combinatory Logic (1958) and Foundations of Mathematical Logic (1963).
The functional computer languages Haskell and Curry are named after him, as is the process of currying in functional programming languages.