Richard Rado, ca. 1967
28 April 1906|
|Died||23 December 1989
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge
University of Berlin
|Doctoral advisor||G. H. Hardy
|Doctoral students||David Daykin
|Known for||Erdős–Rado theorem
|Notable awards||Senior Berwick Prize (1972), Fellow of the Royal Society|
Richard Rado FRS (28 April 1906 – 23 December 1989) was a German-born British mathematician. He was Jewish and left Germany to escape Nazi persecution. He earned two Ph.D.s: in 1933 from the University of Berlin, and in 1935 from the University of Cambridge. He was interviewed in Berlin by Lord Cherwell for a scholarship given by the chemist Sir Robert Mond which provided financial support to study at Cambridge. After he was awarded the scholarship, Rado and his wife left for the UK in 1933. He made contributions in combinatorics and graph theory. He wrote 18 papers with Paul Erdős. In 1964, he discovered the Rado graph.
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- Richard Rado at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Richard Rado", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
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- Berwick prizes page at The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
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