Obituary Dr. Mark Burgin

Mark Burgin, a renowned mathematician, logician, computer scientist, and information theoretician, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023. He earned his MA and PhD in mathematics from Moscow State University. He later went on to receive a Doctor of Science (DSc) in logic and philosophy from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Throughout his career, Mark Burgin held various academic positions, including Visiting Professor at UCLA, Professor at the Institute of Education, Kiev, Ukraine, at International Solomon University, Kiev, Ukraine, at Kiev State University, Ukraine, the Head of the Assessment Laboratory of the Research Center of Science at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Chief Scientist at Institute of Psychology, Kiev. At the time of his passing, he was affiliated with UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Mark Burgin was widely recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to a wide range of fields, including mathematics, information sciences, theory of algorithms, theory of knowledge, computer science, system theory, philosophy, logic, psychology, cognitive sciences, social sciences, pedagogical sciences, and methodology of science. He was the first to address Non-Diophantine arithmetics, and to axiomatize and build mathematical foundations for negative probability used in physics, finance and economics. He also constructed new classes of automata that overcame the barrier posed by the Church-Turing Thesis in computer science.

Dr. Burgin authored and co-authored over 500 papers and 21 books, including “Theory of Knowledge: Structure and Processes” (2016), “Structural Reality” (2012), “Hypernumbers and Extrafunctions: Extending the Classical Calculus” (2012), “Theory of Named Sets” (2011), “Theory of Information: Fundamentality, Diversity and Unification” (2010), “Measuring Power of Algorithms, Computer Programs, and Information Automata” (2010), “Neoclassical Analysis: Calculus Closer to the Real World” (2008), “Super-recursive Algorithms” (2005), “On the Nature and Essence of Mathematics” (1998), “Intellectual Components of Creativity” (1998), “Fundamental Structures of Knowledge and Information: Achievement of an Absolute” (1997), ‘’Non-Diophantine Arithmetics or is it Possible that  2 + 2 is not equal to 4’’ (1997), “Introduction to the Modern Exact Methodology of Science” (1994), “The Structure-Nominative Analysis of Theoretical Knowledge (1992), and “The World of Theories and Power of Mind” (1992).

Mark Burgin was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, a Senior Member of IEEE, the Society for Computer Modeling and Simulation International, and the International Society for Computers and their Applications. He was also an Honorary Professor of the Aerospace Academy of Ukraine, the Chair of the IEEE San Fernando Valley Computer and Communication Chapter, and the Secretary of the International Society for Computers and their Applications, and President-Elect of the IS4SI, International Society for the Study of Information.

Mark Burgin’s extraordinary intellect and pioneering research will continue to inspire future generations of researchers. Mark will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to the fields of mathematics, computer science, and information sciences. He was a brilliant scholar who made a significant impact on the academic community through his work. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues, students, and the wider academic community.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic,

Yixin Zhong,

Pedro Marijuan,

Gustavo Saldanha,

Marcin Schroeder,

Wolfgang Hofkirchner,

José María Díaz Nafría,

Xueshan Yan,

Zhicheng Chens,

Shigeo Kawashima,

Wu Kun,

Krassimir Markov,


Jorge Navarro López,

Teresa Guarda,

Annette Grathoff,

his colleagues in the board of the International Society for the Study of Information.

Boltuc, Peter N, University of Illinois Springfield

Rao Mikkilineni, Golden Gate University

Eugene Eberbach, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Joseph E. Brenner, International Center for the Philosophy of Information, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Bill Seaman, Duke University

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