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Richard Rado (28 April 1906 – 23 December 1989) was a Jewish German mathematician. He earned two Ph.D.s: in 1933 from the University of Berlin, and in 1935 from the University of Cambridge.[1] He was interviewed in Berlin by Lord Cherwell for a scholarship given by the chemist Sir Robert Mond which provided financial support to study at Cambridge. After he was awarded the scholarship, Rado and his wife left for the UK in 1933. He made contributions in combinatorics and graph theory. He wrote 18 papers with Paul Erdős [1]. In 1964, he discovered the Rado graph.

In 1972, he was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize.[2]


1. ^ Richard Rado at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
2. ^ Berwick prizes page at The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive


* Rogers, C. A. (1998), "Obituary: Richard Rado", The Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 30 (2): 185–195, doi:10.1112/S0024609397003512, MR1489331, ISSN 0024-6093

External links

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Richard Rado", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Rado_Richard.html .


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