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Robert (Bob) Connelly is a mathematician specializing in discrete geometry and rigidity theory. Connelly received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1969. 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.
- "Robert Connelly at Cornell University". Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.
- Personal home page
- Robert Connelly at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Cornell Mathematics Department web page (with a picture)
- Why Things Don't Fall Down – A Lecture About Tensegrity by Robert Connelly
- Mathematical Treasures of the Smithsonian Institution – Allyn Jackson, AMS Notices, vol. 46, no. 5 (May 1999), 528-534.
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