Stefan Burr

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Stefan Burr
Stefan Burr at his home, in February 2015.
Born Stefan Andrus Burr
1940 (age 76–77)[1]
Residence Morristown, New Jersey
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (A.B., Mathematics)
Princeton University (M.A.; Ph.D. Mathematics, 1969)
Known for Ramsey Theory
Number theory
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics and Computer Science
Institutions The City College of New York
AT&T Long Lines
Doctoral advisor Bernard Morris Dwork[2]

Stefan Andrus Burr (born 1940) is a mathematician and computer scientist. He is a retired professor of Computer Science at The City College of New York.

Burr received his Ph.D. in 1969 from Princeton University under the supervision of Bernard Dwork; his thesis research involved the Waring–Goldbach problem in number theory, which concerns the representations of integers as sums of powers of prime numbers.[2]

Many of his subsequent publications involve problems from the field of Ramsey theory. He has published 27 papers with Paul Erdős.[3] The Erdős–Burr conjecture, published as a conjecture by Erdős and Burr in 1975 and still unsolved, states that sparse graphs have linearly growing Ramsey numbers.

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