Douglas  Hofstadter

Douglas Hofstadter

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science

Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1980 (for Gödel, Escher, Bach)

Contact Information

(812) 855-6964


  • Ph.D. in Physics at University of Oregon, 1975
  • M.S. in Physics at University of Oregon, 1972
  • B.S. in Mathematics, with distinction at Stanford University, 1965

Research Areas

  • Computational models of human thought (especially analogy-making
  • Creativity in art and music
  • Discovery in mathematics and physics
  • Literary translation
  • Philosophy of mind and of consciousness