Dr Claude Berge awarded the 1993 Euler Medal of the ICA


In announcing the Euler Medallists for 1993, a reminder about the qualifications for the Medals is in order. Up to two Euler Medals per year may be awarded. A recipient must be a Fellow of the ICA and must have made a particularly distinguished lifetime career contribution to research in Combinatorics; the Euler Medal is not meant to recognize one specific achievement. Furthermore, a recipient should still be active in research.

By majority vote of the ICA Council, 1993 Euler Medals have been awarded to Claude Berge, one of the world's most distinguished graph theorists, and Ronald Graham, a research combinatoricist of enormous breadth, depth, and influence. Members of the ICA may be interested in the extremely brief summaries of their research careers that follow.

Claude Berge. Born 5.06.1926 at Paris, PhD, University of Paris, 1952.

1952 Research Associate, National Centre for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S., Paris).
1956-57 Visiting professor, University of Princeton
1960-69 Director of Research (C.N.R.S.); founder (with M.P. Schutzenberger) and Director of the Seminar on Combinatorial Problems, University of Paris.
1964-68 Director(elect.) of the International Computation Centre (I.C.C., Roma).
1969 Visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
1969-85 Director of Research at the C.N.R.S., teaching at the University of Paris 6 (D.E.A.) and at the University of Paris I Sorbonne (D.E.A.).
1985-86 Visiting professor at New York University (N.Y.U.).
1986- Director of Research in Paris

Author of 9 mathematical books and of more than 100 research papers in convexity, Graph Theory, Hypergraph Theory, and Combinatorial Theory. His 1958 book on Graph Theory was a landmark in the development of the subject.

Awards: U.A.P. Scientific prize 1988 (with Prof. Fadeev)
EURO X Gold Medal, Beograd 1989.


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