### Abstract

How frequently does an intriguing problem come up over lunchtime, only to have it solved the next morning? How many mathematical problems are seemingly intractable? Decades go by without a hint of progress. What a delight when a problem is worked on overmany many years with progress occurring incrementally until it finally succumbs.

Original language | English (US) |
---|---|

Title of host publication | Progress in Mathematics |

Publisher | Springer Basel |

Pages | 27-39 |

Number of pages | 13 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2011 |

### Publication series

Name | Progress in Mathematics |
---|---|

Volume | 285 |

ISSN (Print) | 0743-1643 |

ISSN (Electronic) | 2296-505X |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Analysis
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Geometry and Topology

## Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Eighty years of Ramsey R(3, k) … and counting!'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

## Cite this

Spencer, J. (2011). Eighty years of Ramsey R(3, k) … and counting! In

*Progress in Mathematics*(pp. 27-39). (Progress in Mathematics; Vol. 285). Springer Basel. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-8092-3_2