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Anders Björner (born December 17, 1947 ) is a Swedish mathematician who deals with algebraic and topological combinatorics . He is a professor at the Royal Stockholm University of Technology .


Björner received his doctorate in 1979 under Bernt Lindström at Stockholm University ( Studies in homological and combinatorial order theory ).

He was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1980s .

In 1983 he received the George Pólya Prize with Paul Seymour . Since 1999 he has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

He was (until 2010) director of the Mittag-Leffler Institute and editor of Acta Mathematica .

Günter M. Ziegler and Jürgen Richter-Gebert are among his doctoral students .


  • with Michel Las Vergnas, Bernd Sturmfels , Neil White, Günter M. Ziegler Oriented Matroids , Cambridge University Press, 1993, 2nd edition 1999
  • with Francesco Brenti Combinatorics of Coxeter Groups , Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Volume 231, Springer-Verlag, 2005
  • Topological Methods in Ronald L. Graham , Martin Grötschel , László Lovász (Editor) Handbook of Combinatorics , North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1995, pp. 1819–1872.
  • with Günter M. Ziegler: Introduction to greedoids , in Neil White (editor) Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications, Volume 40, Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp. 284-357
  • with Richard P. Stanley : A combinatorial miscellany (PDF; 838 kB)

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project