Jeff Kahn

Jeffry Ned Kahn is a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University notable for his work in combinatorics. Kahn received his Ph.D from the Ohio State University in 1979 after completing his dissertation under his advisor Dijen K. Ray-Chaudhuri.[1]

In 1993, together with Gil Kalai, he disproved Borsuk's conjecture.[2] In 1996 he was awarded the Pólya Prize (SIAM). In 2004, with David Galvin[3] he made seminal contributions to the combinatorial theory of phase transitions.

In 2012, he was awarded Fulkerson Prize (jointly with Anders Johansson and Van H. Vu) for determining the threshold of edge density above which a random graph can be covered by disjoint copies of a given smaller graph.[4][5] Also in 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[6]

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