# Bjarni Jónsson

For the artist, see Bjarni Jónsson (artist). For the Icelandic footballer, see Bjarni Jónsson (footballer).

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name

*Bjarni*.Bjarni Jónsson | |
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Born |
Dragháls, Iceland | February 15, 1920

Died |
September 30, 2016 96) (aged Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. |

Nationality | Icelandic |

Fields | Mathematics, logic |

Institutions |
Brown University Vanderbilt University University of Minnesota, Minneapolis |

Alma mater | University of California, Berkeley |

Doctoral advisor | Alfred Tarski |

Doctoral students |
Peter Fillmore Frederick Galvin |

**Bjarni Jónsson** (February 15, 1920 – September 30, 2016)^{[1]} was an Icelandic mathematician and logician working in universal algebra and lattice theory. He was emeritus Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University and the honorary editor in chief of *Algebra Universalis*. He received his PhD in 1946 at UC Berkeley under supervision of Alfred Tarski.^{[2]}^{[3]}

Several mathematical objects are named for him, among them Jónsson algebras, ω-Jónsson functions, Jónsson cardinals, Jónsson terms, Jónsson–Tarski algebras and Jónsson–Tarski duality.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[4]}

## Publications

- Jónsson, Bjarni (1972),
*Topics in universal algebra*, Lecture Notes in Mathematics,**250**, Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, doi:10.1007/BFb0058648, MR 0345895

## References

- ↑
*American Men & Women of Science - Volume 4*. R.R. Bowker Company. Database Publishing Group. 2009. p. 148. ISBN 0787665274. - ↑ Bjarni Jónsson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ↑ Salisbury, David. "Noted algebraist Bjarni Jónsson dies".
*vanderbilt.edu*. Retrieved 14 October 2016. - ↑ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-26.

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