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ahlswedeProfessor Rudolf Ahlswede
University of Bielefeld


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Thursday, July 13


Rudolf Ahlswede was born in Dielmissen, Germany, on September 15, 1938. He studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy, and received the Dr.rer.nat. degree in mathematics from the University of Gottingen, Germany, in 1966.
In 1967, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, Columbus, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1969 and to Professor in 1972. He has spent research semesters at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; the Instituto Nazionale di Alta Mathematica, Rome, Italy; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; and Nankai University, Tianjin, China. During 1970-1971 and 1974-1975, he was on leave at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and the University of Gottingen. Presently, he holds a Professorship at the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. He is coauthor of the book Suchprobleme (Stuttgart, Germany: Teubner, 1979) and the translation Search Problems (New York: Wiley, 1987). His research interests include information theory, combinatorics, probability theory, statistics, and number theory.