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Vojtěch Jarník

Vojtěch Jarnik,
Born (1897-12-22)December 22, 1897
Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died September 22, 1970(1970-09-22) (aged 72)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Fields mathematics
Institutions Charles University
Doctoral advisor Edmund Landau
Doctoral students Bohuslav Divis
Miroslav Katětov
Jaroslav Kurzweil
Ivo Marek
Known for Prim's algorithm
work in number theory, Gauss circle problem

Vojtěch Jarník (Czech pronunciation: ; 1897 – 1970) was a Czech mathematician.

His main area of work was in number theory and mathematical analysis; he proved a number of results on lattice point problems. He also developed the graph theory algorithm known as Prim's algorithm.

The Vojtěch Jarník International Mathematical Competition, held each year in Ostrava, is named in his honor.

Selected bibliography

  • V. Jarník: O jistém problému minimálním [About a certain minimal problem], Práce Moravské Přírodovědecké Společnosti, 6, 1930, pp. 57–63. (in Czech)

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