Richard Rado

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Richard Rado
Richard Rado.jpg
Richard Rado, ca. 1967
Born (1906-04-28)28 April 1906
Died 23 December 1989(1989-12-23) (aged 83)
Nationality British
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater University of Cambridge
University of Berlin
Doctoral advisor G. H. Hardy
Issai Schur
Doctoral students David Daykin
Gabriel Dirac
Kenneth Gravett
Eric Milner
Known for Erdős–Rado theorem
Erdős–Ko–Rado theorem
Milner–Rado paradox
Notable awards Senior Berwick Prize (1972), Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Richard Rado FRS[1] (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.[2][3][4] 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.

In 1972, he was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize.[5]

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