R. M. Wilson

Richard Michael Wilson called, Rick Wilson, and RM Wilson cites, ( born November 23, 1945) is an American mathematician who deals with combinatorics.

Wilson studied at Indiana State University ( bachelor's degree, 1966) and the Ohio State University, where in 1967 he took his master's degree in 1968 and his doctorate in DK Ray - Chaudhuri (An existence theory for pairwise balanced designs). He then taught at Ohio State University and later in the 1980s at Caltech. Since 1984 he is head of the combinatorics seminar.

Wilson broke in 1968 with his teacher Ray - Chaudhuri Kirkman's schoolgirl problem. With Jacobus Hendricus van Lint, he wrote a popular combinatorics textbook.

For his contributions to combinatorics 1975, he received the George Pólya Prize.


  • With Hendricus Jacobus van Lint: A Course in Combinatorics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, inter alia, 1992, ISBN 0-521-42260-4 (several reprints ).