John Adrian Bondy

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John Adrian Bondy
NationalityBritish, Canadian
EducationUniversity of Oxford
Known forBondy's theorem
Bondy–Chvátal theorem

John Adrian Bondy, (Born 1944) a dual British and Canadian citizen, was a professor of graph theory at the University of Waterloo, in Canada. He is a faculty member of Université Lyon 1, France. Bondy is known for the Bondy–Chvátal theorem together with Václav Chvátal. His coauthors include Paul Erdős.

Bondy received his Ph.D. in graph theory from University of Oxford in 1969.[1] Bondy has served as a managing editor and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B.[2]

Bondy was dismissed from his tenured position at Waterloo in 1995, after 28 years in which he had been a major contributor to the renown of the University's Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. The reasons for dismissal centered on "Bondy's acceptance of a teaching post in France, and the acceptability of someone who is on UW's faculty payroll holding a full-time job elsewhere."[3]

Paul Erdős, at the time the world's most renowned combinatorialist, returned his honorary doctorate to the University of Waterloo in protest.[4]

Select books and publications[edit]

  • Bondy, John Adrian; Murty, U.S.R. (1976), Graph Theory with Applications, North-Holland, archived from the original on 16 June 2012, retrieved 28 June 2012.[5][6]
  • Bondy, John Adrian; Murty, U.S.R. (2008), Graph Theory, Springer.
  • Bondy, John Adrian (1971), "Pancyclic graphs I", Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B, 11 (1): 80–84, doi:10.1016/0095-8956(71)90016-5.[7]
  • Bondy, John Adrian; Hemminger, R. L. (1977), "Graph reconstruction – a survey", Journal of Graph Theory, 1 (3): 227–268, doi:10.1002/jgt.3190010306.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Adrian Bondy at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Cunningham et al. (2004).
  3. ^ UW Gazette & September 20, 1995,,%20September%2020,%201995/Faculty%20dismissal%20case%20discussed/Front%20page:%20professor%20is%20identified)[dead link] (archive)
  4. ^ Erdős, Paul (4 June 1996). "Dear President Downey" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2014. With a heavy heart I feel that I have to sever my connections with the University of Waterloo, including resigning my honorary degree which I received from the University in 1981 (which caused me great pleasure). I was very upset by the treatment of Professor Adrian Bondy. I do not maintain that Professor Bondy was innocent, but in view of his accomplishments and distinguished services to the University I feel that 'justice should be tempered with mercy.'
  5. ^ Review in MathSciNet.
  6. ^ Citations in Google Scholar.
  7. ^ Citations in Google Scholar.
  8. ^ Citations in Google Scholar.


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