Akihiro Kanamori (金森 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. He wrote several essays on the history of mathematics, especially set theory.
With Matthew Foreman he is the editor of the Handbook of Set Theory (2010).
- 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.