Vojtěch Rödl

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Vojtěch Rödl (born 1 April 1949[1]) is a Czech American mathematician, currently the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, known for his work in combinatorics.

Education and career[edit]

Rödl received his Ph.D. from Charles University, Prague in 1976; his advisor was Zdeněk Hedrlín. Significant contributions include his work with Jaroslav Nešetřil on Ramsey theory, his proof of the Erdős–Hanani conjecture on hypergraph packing[2] and his development, together with Brendan Nagle, Mathias Schacht, and Jozef Skokan (and independently of Timothy Gowers), of the hypergraph regularity lemma.[3][4]

In 2012, Rödl and his former student Schacht were awarded the George Pólya Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for their work on hypergraph regularity.[5]


  • Nešetřil, Jaroslav; Rödl, Vojtěch (1991). Mathematics of Ramsey Theory. Algorithms and Combinatorics. 5. Springer. ISBN 0-387-18191-1.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Foreign Fellows of the Learned Society : Rödl Vojtěch". Learned Society of the Czech Republic.
  2. ^ Vojtěch Rödl: On a packing and covering problem, European Journal of Combinatorics, 6 (1985), 69–78.
  3. ^ Vojtěch Rödl, Jozef Skokan: Regularity lemma for uniform hypergraphs, Random Structures & Algorithms, 25 (2004), 1–42.
  4. ^ Brendan Nagle, Vojtěch Rödl, Mathias Schacht: The Counting Lemma for regular k-uniform hypergraphs, Random Structures & Algorithms, 28 (2006), 113–179
  5. ^ "George Pólya Prize in Applied Combinatorics".

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