# Intuitionistic type theory

Introduced by the Swedish mathematician and philosopher Per Martin-Löf in 1972 as a constructive foundation of mathematics in the tradition of Intuitionism,**Intuitionistic Type Theory**is at the same time a mathematical language and a programming language. Central is the identification of propositions and types.

A number of computer proof systems have been based on Intuitionistic Type Theory: NuPRL, LEGO, COQ and others.