**Akihiro Kanamori** (金��� 晶洋, *Kanamori Akihiro*, born October 23, 1948 in Tokyo) is a Japanese-born American mathematician. He specializes in set theory and is the author of the monograph on large cardinals, *The Higher Infinite*.^{[1]} He has written several essays on the history of mathematics, especially set theory.

Kanamori graduated from California Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (King's College). He is a professor of mathematics at Boston University.

With Matthew Foreman he is the editor of the *Handbook of Set Theory* (2010).^{[2]}

## Selected publications

- A. Kanamori, M. Magidor: The evolution of large cardinal axioms in set theory, in:
*Higher set theory*(Proc. Conf., Math. Forschungsinst., Oberwolfach, 1977), Lecture Notes in Mathematics,**669**, Springer, 99–275. - R. M. Solovay, W. N. Reinhardt, A. Kanamori: Strong axioms of infinity and elementary embeddings,
*Annals of Mathematical Logic*,**13**(1978), 73–116. - A. Kanamori:
*The Higher Infinite. Large Cardinals in Set Theory from their Beginnings.*, Perspectives in Mathematical Logic. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994. xxiv+536 pp.