# Paul Chester Kainen

**Paul Chester Kainen** is an American mathematician, an adjunct associate professor of mathematics and director of the Lab for Visual Mathematics at Georgetown University.^{[1]} Kainen is the author of a popular book on the four color theorem,^{[2]} and is also known for his work on book embeddings of graphs.^{[3]}

## Biography

Kainen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in 1966 and was awarded the Ruggles Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. He went on to get his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1970 with Peter Hilton as his thesis advisor.^{[4]}

## Selected publications

- Saaty, Thomas L.; Kainen, Paul C. (1977),
*The four-color problem: Assaults and conquest*, New York: McGraw-Hill International Book Co., p. ix+217, MR 0480047. 2nd ed., Dover, 1986, ISBN 0-486-65092-8, MR 0863420. - Bernhart, Frank R.; Kainen, Paul C. (1979), "The book thickness of a graph",
*Journal of Combinatorial Theory*, Series B,**27**(3): 320–331, doi:10.1016/0095-8956(79)90021-2.

## References

- ↑ Mathematics faculty listing, Georgetown U., retrieved 2012-07-05.
- ↑ Saaty & Kainen (1977).
- ↑ Bernhart & Kainen (1979).
- ↑ Paul Chester Kainen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

## External links

- Home page at Georgetown
- Consulting at Industrial Math

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