Professor Carsten Thomassen will hold the Faculty of Mathematics Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Fall 2019.
Carsten Thomassen is Professor of Mathematics at the Technical University of Denmark. He is one of the foremost graph theorists in the world. His groundbreaking work has covered a broad spectrum of topics including graph colourings, flows, embeddings, algebraic graph theory, random graphs, and algorithmic graph theory. Together with Bojan Mohar, he co-authored a book Graphs on Surfaces.
Professor Thomassen is a member of the Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Graph Theory. He held a Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the Issac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge University) in 2008, and delivered an invited lecture at the 1990 International Congress of Mathematics.
The Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DDVP) is a program at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo. Each calendar year a leading international researcher in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science will be selected and invited to be resident for one academic term. During this term the DDVP shall give a public lecture and a full-term course in any area of interest within the Faculty. The course may be taken for credit by graduate and senior undergraduate students.