Peter Winkler

Peter Mann Winkler is a research mathematician, author of more than 125 research papers in mathematics and patent holder in a broad range of applications, ranging from cryptography to marine navigation. His research areas include discrete mathematics, theory of computation and probability theory. He is currently a professor of mathematics and computer science at Dartmouth College.

Peter Winkler studied mathematics at Harvard University and later received his PhD in 1975 from Yale University under the supervision of Angus McIntyre. He has also served as an assistant professor at Stanford, full professor and chair at Emory and as a mathematics research director at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. He was visiting professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

He has published three books on mathematical puzzles: ''Mathematical Puzzles: A connoisseur's collection'' (A K Peters, 2004, ), ''Mathematical Mind-Benders'' (A K Peters, 2007, ), and ''Mathematical Puzzles'' (A K Peters, 2021, ). And he is widely considered to be a pre eminent scholar in this domain. He was the Visiting Distinguished Chair for Public Dissemination of Mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), gave topical talks at the Gathering 4 Gardner conferences, and wrote novel papers related to some of these puzzles.

Winkler's book ''Bridge at the Enigma Club'' was a runner up for the 2011 Master Point Press Book Of The Year award.

Also in 2011, Winkler received the David P. Robbins Prize of the Mathematical Association of America as coauthor of one of two papers in the ''American Mathematical Monthly''. Provided by Wikipedia

by Winkler, Peter
Published 2015
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden

by Winkler, Peter
Published 2010
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

by Duschlbauer, Thomas
Published 2022
Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
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