Martin Aigner
Martin Aigner (born February 28, 1942 in Linz ) is an Austrian mathematician .
Aigner passed the Matura in his hometown Linz. After studying mathematics with the minor subjects physics and philosophy at the University of Vienna , where he received his doctorate in 1965, he was a private lecturer at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (habilitation 1972) and has been professor of mathematics with a focus on discrete mathematics at the Free University since 1973 Berlin .
Aigner is a full member of the BerlinBrandenburg Academy of Sciences and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences .
He is the author of various books on discrete mathematics and, together with Günter M. Ziegler, has written The Book of Proofs , originally in English under the title Proofs from the Book, in which, suggested by Paul Erdős , who jokingly owned such an ideal book God said, various evidences that are distinguished by elegance have been collected, especially on combinatorics. For this book he and Günter M. Ziegler received the Leroy P. Steele Prize 2018 for Mathematical Exposition from the American Mathematical Society.
Aigner has been a member of the KaV Norica Vienna Catholic student association since 1960 .
Works

Combinatorics. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg / New York
 Basics and counting theory. 1975, ISBN 3540074635
 Matroids and transversal theory. 1976, ISBN 3540079491
 English edition: Combinatorial theory. 1979, ISBN 3540903763 ; 1997, ISBN 3540617876
 with Dieter Jungnickel (Ed.): Geometries and groups. Proceedings of a colloquium, held at the Freie Universität Berlin, May 1981. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg / New York 1981, ISBN 3540111662 (Festschrift for Hanfried Lenz )
 Graph theory. A development from the 4color problem. Teubner, Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 3519020688
 Combinatorial search. Teubner, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3519021099
 Discrete Math. With over 500 exercises. Vieweg, Braunschweig / Wiesbaden 1993, ISBN 3528072687 ; 6th corrected edition ibid. 2006, ISBN 3834800848
 with Günter M. Ziegler : Proofs from the book. Springer, Berlin [a. a.] 1998, ISBN 3540636986

The Book of Evidence. Springer, Berlin [a. a.] 2002, ISBN 3540425357 ; 2004, ISBN 3540401857
 God's secret work , review by Wolfgang Blum in der Zeit , 25/2002

The Book of Evidence. Springer, Berlin [a. a.] 2002, ISBN 3540425357 ; 2004, ISBN 3540401857
 with Ehrhard Behrends (Ed.): Alles Mathematik. From Pythagoras to CD players. Vieweg, Braunschweig / Wiesbaden 2000, ISBN 352803131X ; 2nd expanded edition ibid. 2002, ISBN 3528131314 ; 3rd revised edition: Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 9783834804167
 A Course in Enumeration. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg / New York 2007, ISBN 3540390324
Web links
 Literature by and about Martin Aigner in the catalog of the German National Library
 Martin Aigner on the website of the Institute for Mathematics at the Free University of Berlin
 Interview by Walter Flemmer in BRalpha , June 3, 2004 (PDF; 48 kB)
Footnotes
 ↑ Martin Aigner: The pure elegance of mathematics . In: Counterwords. 12th issue, autumn 2003
 ↑ 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition
personal data  

SURNAME  Aigner, Martin 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION  Austrian mathematician 
DATE OF BIRTH  February 28, 1942 
PLACE OF BIRTH  Linz 