Peano

1997 OO1. Discovered 1997 July 29 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.

Named for Giuseppe Peano (1858-1932), Italian mathematician, professor at the University of Turin and a founder of symbolic logic. Peano's Formulario Mathematico was intended to develop mathematics in its entirety from a set of basic postulates by use

(9988) Erictemplebell of a logic notation, and it had a profound influence on later studies in the foundations of mathematics. Peano was also the creator of the artificial language "Latino sine flexione". Later renamed "Interlingua", it had a simple grammar and a lexicon based on the Latin roots of words common to the major European languages. (M 34632)

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