Eighty years of Ramsey R(3, k) … and counting!

Joel Spencer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Mathematics
PublisherSpringer Basel
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProgress in Mathematics
ISSN (Print)0743-1643
ISSN (Electronic)2296-505X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and Topology


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