Charles Wells (mathematician)

Charles Wells (born 1937) is an American mathematician known for his fundamental contributions to category theory. He is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University.[1]

Wells taught there for about 35 years, with sabbatical interruptions at ETH Zürich (in mathematics) and Oxford University (in computing science). He has had a research career in mathematics in finite fields, group theory and category theory. In the last twenty years he has also been interested in the language of mathematics and related issues concerning teaching and communicating abstract ideas.

He currently lives in Minnesota.



Selected research articles



  1. Home page at CWRU
  2. Pitts, A. (1991). Review of Toposes, Triples and Theories by Barr, M., & Wells, C., Journal of Symbolic Logic 56(1), 340–341.
  3. Rota, G. (1986). Toposes, Triples and Theories, Springer, 1985, 345 pp., Advances in Mathematics 61(2).

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