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# Author: Louis H. Kauffman

Bio Note: Louis H. Kauffman has a B.S. in mathematics from MIT and a PhD in mathematics from Princeton University. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kauffman works on topology, knot theory, quantum topology, form and cybernetics. He is the founding editor and editorin- chief of the

*Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications*and the editor of the book series on*Knots and Everything*. He is the author of the column*Virtual Logic*for the journal*Cybernetics and Human Knowing*. Kauffman is the author of numerous books and papers on knot theory and is wellknown for his discovery of the bracket state sum model of the Jones polynomial and for his discovery of a generalization of the Jones polynomial called the Kauffman polynomial, for his discovery of virtual knot theory and other topological structures. He is the recipient of the 1993 Warren McCulloch award of the American Society for Cybernetics and the 1996 award of the Alternative Natuaral Philosophy Association for his work on discrete non-commutative electromagnetism. He was president of the American Society for Cybernetics from 2005 to 2008. Kauffman plays the clarinet in the Chicago-based ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra.Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Homepage: http://www.math.uic.edu/~kauffman/

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Kauffman L. H. (2017) Author’s response: Self-reference and the self. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 28–30. http://constructivist.info/13/1/028

Kauffman L. H. (2017) Mathematical work of francisco varela. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 11–17. http://constructivist.info/13/1/011

Kauffman L. H. (2017) Eigenform encoding and spacetime. Constructivist Foundations 12(3): 279–280. http://constructivist.info/12/3/279

Kauffman L. H. (2017) Author’s response: Eigenform, action, the continuous and the discrete. Constructivist Foundations 12(3): 260–264. http://constructivist.info/12/3/260

Kauffman L. H. (2017) Eigenform and reflexivity. Constructivist Foundations 12(3): 246–252. http://constructivist.info/12/3/246

Kauffman L. H. (2016) Many forms of circularity. Constructivist Foundations 12(1): 24–25. http://constructivist.info/12/1/024

Kauffman L. H. (2016) Author’s response: Distinction, eigenform and the epistemology of the imagination. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 505–508. http://constructivist.info/11/3/505

Kauffman L. H. (2016) Cybernetics, reflexivity and second-order science. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 489–497. http://constructivist.info/11/3/489

Kauffman L. H. (2014) Circularity and distinction. Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 55–56. http://constructivist.info/10/1/055

Kauffman L. H. (2012) The russell operator. Constructivist Foundations 7(2): 112–115. http://constructivist.info/7/2/112

Kauffman L. H. (2009) Reflexivity and eigenform: The shape of process. Constructivist Foundations 4(3): 121–137. http://constructivist.info/4/3/121

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