Martin Aigner

Martin Aigner (born February 28, 1942 in Linz) is an Austrian mathematician, professor at Freie Universität Berlin since 1974, with interests in combinatorial mathematics and graph theory.[1][2]

Martin Aigner
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Aigner in 2004
Born (1942-02-28) 28 February 1942 (age 78)
Linz, Austria

He received Ph.D from the University of Vienna. His book Proofs from THE BOOK (co-written with Günter M. Ziegler) has been translated into 12 languages.[3]

He is a recipient of a 1996 Lester R. Ford Award from the MAA for his expository article Turán's Graph Theorem.[4] In 2018 received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (jointly with Günter M. Ziegler).[5]


  • Combinatorial Theory (1997 reprint: ISBN 3-540-61787-6, 1979: ISBN 3-540-90376-3; )
  • (with Günter M. Ziegler) Proofs from THE BOOK
  • A Course in Enumeration, 2007, ISBN 3-540-39032-4
  • Discrete Mathematics, 2007, ISBN 0-8218-4151-3
  • Mathematics Everywhere. Martin Aigner (Author, Editor), Ehrhard Behrends (Editor), 2010
  • Alles Mathematik: Von Pythagoras zum CD-player, by Martin Aigner, Ehrhard Behrends, 2008, ISBN 3-8348-0416-9
  • Combinatorial search. Teubner, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-519-02109-9
  • Graphentheorie. Eine Entwicklung aus dem 4-Farben-Problem. Teubner, Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 3-519-02068-8
  • Diskrete Mathematik. Mit über 500 Übungsaufgaben.