# Mathematician:Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn

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## Mathematician

Dutch mathematician known for his contributions to analysis, number theory, combinatorics and logic.

## Nationality

Dutch

## History

- Born: 9 July 1918, The Hague, Netherlands
- Died: 17 February 2012, Nuenen

## Theorems and Definitions

- De Bruijn Sequence
- De Bruijn-Newman Constant (with Charles Michael Newman)
- De Bruijn-Erdős Theorem (with Paul Erdős)
- BEST Theorem (with Tatyana Pavlovna van Aardenne-Ehrenfest, Cedric Austen Bardell Smith and William Thomas Tutte)
- De Bruijn Indices

## Publications

- 1940:
*On Steiner-Schläfli's Hypocycloid* - 1941:
*Ein Satz über Schlichte Funktionen* - 1943:
*Common Representative Systems of Two Divisions of an Aggregate into Classes* - 1943:
*Over Modulaire Vormen van meer Veranderlijken* - 1943:
*On the Absolute Convergence of Dirichlet Series* - 1943:
*On the Number of Solutions of the System ...* - 1943:
*Almost Periodic Multiplicative Functions* - 1946:
*The Problem of Optimum Antenna Current Distribution* - 1946:
*A Combinatorial Problem*(*Proceedings of the Section of Sciences***Vol. 49**,*no. 7*: pp. 758 – 764) - 1946:
*On the Zeros of a Polynomial and of its Derivative* - 1946:
*A Note on van der Pol's Equation* - 1947:
*The Electrostatic Field of a Point Charge inside a Cylinder, in Connection with Wave Guide Theory*(with C J Bouwkamp)

- 1970:
*The Mathematical Language AUTOMATH, its Usage, and some of its Extensions* - 1972:
*Lambda Calculus Notation with Nameless Dummies, a tool for Automatic Formula Manipulation, with Application to the Church-Rosser Theorem*(*Indagationes Mathematicae (Proceedings)***Vol. 75**,*no. 5*)

## Also known as

Known to friends and close associates as **Dick**.