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March 27, 2010

Paul Erdös once said that mathematics is not yet ready to tackle the notorious Collatz

Doron Zeilberger (b. July 2, 1950) is Board of Governors Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University.

He received his PhD in 1976 from the Weizmann Institute of Science under the direction of Harry Dym. He has three biological children and (so far) nineteen academic children. In 1998 he shared, with Herbert Wilf, the American Mathematical Society's Steele prize for seminal contributions to research, and in 2004 he was awarded the Institute for Combinatorics Euler medal.