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Jeff Kahn

Born: 1950

Nationality: United States

Jeff Kahn

Date of Birth : 1950

Jeffry Ned Kahn is a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University notable for his work in combinatorics. Kahn received his Ph.D from The Ohio State University in 1979 after completing his dissertation under his advisor Dijen K. Ray-Chaudhuri. In 1980 he showed the importance of the bundle theorem for ovoidal Mobius planes. In 1993, together with Gil Kalai, he disproved Borsuk's conjecture. In 1996 he was awarded the Polya Prize. In 2004, with David Galvin he made seminal contributions to the combinatorial theory of phase transitions. In 2012, he was awarded Fulkerson Prize for determining the threshold of edge density above which a random graph can be covered by disjoint copies of a given smaller graph. Also in 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

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