Robert Connelly

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For the Scottish former football, see Bob Connelly.

Robert (Bob) Connelly is a mathematician specializing in discrete geometry and rigidity theory. Connelly received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1969.[1] He is currently a professor at Cornell University.

Connelly is best known for discovering embedded flexible polyhedra. One such polyhedron is in the National Museum of American History. His recent interests include tensegrities and the carpenter's rule problem. He has an Erdős number of 2. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

The asteroid 4861 (Connelly) is named after Robert Connelly.

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