Dr. Carsten Thomassen named Honorary Fellow of the ICA


Honorary Fellowship in the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications is awarded to an individual who has made pre-eminent contributions to combinatorics or its applications.

Dr. Carsten Thomassen is one of the most influential graph theorists of our time. He was a Founding Fellow of the ICA, and a member of the ICA Council for 25 years (1990-2015).  In his long and distinguished career, he has authored or co-authored over 230 publications, including the frequently cited book Graphs on Surfaces (with B. Mohar). He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Graph Theory since 1989, and for decades has served on editorial boards of several other combinatorics journals of the highest rank.

For his pioneering work in graph theory and profound influence in the area of combinatorics he has received numerous awards and recognitions, of which we mention just a few. He has been a Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters since 1990, and was knighted in the Order of the Dannebrog for his contribution to Danish science in 1995. He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto in 1990, and received the Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America in 1993. During 2001-2008, he was included on the ISI Web of Knowledge list of the 250 most cited mathematicians. In May 2008, he visited the Isaac Newton Institute and Cambridge University, England, as a Rothschild Professor an honour reserved for “pre-eminent mathematicians from around the world”. 

The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications is an international scholarly society that was founded in 1990 by Ralph Stanton; the ICA was established for the purpose of promoting the development of combinatorics and of encouraging publications and conferences in combinatorics and its applications.

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