Bruce Lee Rothschild

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Bruce Lee Rothschild (born August 26, 1941)[1] is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in combinatorial mathematics.

Biography[edit]

Rothschild was born in 1941 in Los Angeles. He got his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1967 under the supervision of Øystein Ore.[2] Rothschild wrote several papers with Paul Erdős, giving him an Erdős number of 1.[3]

Contributions[edit]

Rothschild, together with Ronald Graham, formulated one of the most monumental results in Ramsey Theory, the Graham-Rothschild Parameter Sets Theorem.[4] He has collaborated with American mathematicians Joel Spencer and Ronald Graham on key texts related to Ramsey Theory.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1971, he shared the Pólya Prize (SIAM) with four other mathematicians for his work on Ramsey theory. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Men & Women of Science: Q-S - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  2. ^ Bruce Lee Rothschild at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Erdos Number Project". Oakland.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  4. ^ "The Mathematics of Bruce Rothschild" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-07.