Jeff Dinitz

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Jeff Dinitz
Born 1952
Brooklyn, New York
Residence Hinesburg, Vermont
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics, Combinatorics
Institutions University of Vermont
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University, Ohio State University
Doctoral advisor R. M. Wilson
Known for Dinitz conjecture

Jeffrey H. Dinitz (born 1952) is an American mathematician, currently teaching combinatorics at the University of Vermont. He is best known for proposing the Dinitz conjecture, which became a major theorem.

Jeff Dinitz is married to Susan Dinitz and has three children, Mike, Amy, and Tom.

XFL Scheduling[edit]

Dinitz is also well known for scheduling the first season of the now-defunct XFL football league. He and a colleague from the Czech Republic, Dalibor Froncek, offered the then-brand-new XFL league their abilities to draft complicated schedules using math formulas. The XFL administration quickly agreed, which "surprised" Dinitz greatly. After some time on the computer, Dinitz and Froncek sent the XFL a draft schedule, and the new league gratefully accepted. Although the XFL folded after only one season, Dinitz was happy that "(he and Froncek) got to go to the championship game in Los Angeles".[1]



  1. ^ Dinitz, Jeffrey H.; Fronček, Dalibor (2000), "Scheduling the XFL", Proc. 31st Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing (Boca Raton, FL, 2000), Congressus Numerantium 147, pp. 5–15, MR 1817983 .

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