Peter Winkler

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Peter Mann Winkler is a research mathematician, author of more than 125 research papers in mathematics[1] and patent holder in a broad range of applications, ranging from cryptography to marine navigation.[2] His research areas include discrete mathematics, theory of computation and probability theory. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College.[3]

Peter Winkler studied mathematics at Harvard University and later received his PhD in 1975 from Yale University.[4] He has also served as an Assistant Professor at Stanford, Full Professor and Chair at Emory and as a Mathematics Research Director at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies.[2]

He has also published two books on mathematical puzzles: Mathematical Puzzles: A connoisseur's collection (A K Peters, 2004, ISBN 978-1-56881-201-4) and Mathematical Mind-Benders (A K Peters, 2007, ISBN 978-1-56881-336-3).

In 2011, Winkler received the David P. Robbins Prize of the Mathematical Association of America as coauthor of one of two papers[5] in the American Mathematical Monthly.


  1. ^ Publication list from Winkler's home page at Dartmouth.
  2. ^ a b Information listed on Peter Winkler's homepage at Dartmouth.
  3. ^ Dartmouth mathematics faculty listing.
  4. ^ Peter Winkler at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  5. ^ "Overhang", American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 116, January 2009 (Online)
    "Maximum Overhang", American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 116, December 2009 (Online)