# Mathematician:Ronald Lewis Graham

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## Mathematician

American mathematician famous for his work in the field of Ramsey theory.

Notable for introducing Graham's number, the largest number ever yet encountered in mathematics.

Popularized the concept of the Erdős number.

Husband of Fan Chung Graham, friend and colleague of Paul Erdős.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: October 31, 1935 in Taft, California.
- Died: July 6, 2020 in San Diego, California, U.S.

## Theorems and Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for **Ronald Lewis Graham** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1963:
*A theorem on partitions*(*Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society***Vol. 3**,*no. 4*: pp. 435 – 441) - 1964:
*Complete sequences of polynomial values*(*Duke Math. J.***Vol. 31**: pp. 275 – 285) - 1964:
*On finite sums of unit fractions*(*Proc. London Math. Soc.***Ser. 3****Vol. 14**: pp. 193 – 207) - Nov. 1964:
*A Fibonacci-Like Sequence of Composite Numbers*(*Math. Mag.***Vol. 37**,*no. 5*: pp. 322 – 324) www.jstor.org/stable/2689243 - 1970:
*Irregularities in the distributions of finite sequences*(*J. Number Theory***Vol. 2**: pp. 152 – 161) (with E.R. Berlekamp) - 1975:
*On multicolor Ramsey numbers for complete bipartite graphs*(with Fan Chung) - 1989:
*Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science*(with Donald E. Knuth and Oren Patashnik) - 1989:
*Steiner trees on a checkerboard*(with Martin Gardner and Fan Chung) - 1994:
*Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science, 2nd ed.*(with Donald E. Knuth and Oren Patashnik) (ISBN 0-201-55802-5) - 1998:
*Erdős on Graphs: His Legacy of Unsolved Problems*(with Fan Chung) (ISBN 1-56881-079-2)