Graham Brightwell

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Graham Brightwell
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Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forDiscrete Mathematics
Scientific career
InstitutionsLondon School of Economics
Doctoral advisorBéla Bollobás

Graham Brightwell is a British mathematician working in the field of discrete mathematics.[1][2]

Currently a professor at the London School of Economics, he has published nearly 100 papers in pure mathematics, including over a dozen with Béla Bollobás. His research interests include random combinatorial structures; partially ordered sets; algorithms; random graphs; discrete mathematics and graph theory.[3][4] (Bollobás supervised his PhD on "Linear Extensions of Partially Ordered Sets" at Cambridge, awarded 1988.[5])


Brightwell started playing Othello in 1985, after finding himself sharing an apartment with fellow mathematician and Othello player Imre Leader.[6] He has finished three times as runner-up in the World Othello Championship and is a 5-time British Champion, and has served as chairman of the British Othello Federation and as editor of the British Othello Newsletter.[7][8] He created the Brightwell Quotient, often used in Othello tournaments, to resolve ties.


  1. ^ Graham Brightwell author profile page at the ACM Digital Library Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "University of London – LSE page". London School of Economics. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Graham Brightwell at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "recent Springer Publications". Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved November 12, 2011.[dead link]
  5. ^ Graham Brightwell at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ Shifman, Leonid (c. 2000), Interview with Graham Brightwell, retrieved October 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "World Othello Championships". World Othello Federation. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  8. ^ "British Othello Federation". British Othello Federation. Retrieved November 12, 2011.