# Chris Godsil Information

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Godsil*

Chris D. Godsil | |
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Alma mater | University of Melbourne |

Known for | Algebraic combinatorics |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Waterloo |

Doctoral advisor | Derek Alan Holton |

**Christopher David Godsil** is a
professor and the former Chair at the Department of
Combinatorics and
Optimization in the
faculty of mathematics at the
University of Waterloo. He wrote the popular textbook on
algebraic graph theory, entitled *Algebraic Graph Theory*, with
Gordon Royle,^{
[1]} His earlier textbook on
algebraic combinatorics discussed
distance-regular graphs and
association schemes.^{
[2]}

## Background

He started the
Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics from 2004 to 2008. He is also on the editorial board of the
Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series **B** and
Combinatorica.^{
[3]}

He obtained his
Ph.D. in 1979 at the
University of Melbourne under the supervision of Derek Alan Holton.^{
[4]} He wrote a paper with
Paul Erdős, so making his
Erdős number equal to 1.^{
[5]}

## Notes

**^**Robin J. Wilson's review of Godsil & Royle (2004) for*Mathematical Reviews*( MR 1829620).**^**Andrew Woldar's review of Godsil (1993) for*Mathematical Reviews*( MR 1220704).**^**Chris Godsil's CV Archived May 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.**^**Chris Godsil at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.**^**Paul Erdős, Chris D. Godsil, S. G. Krantz, and T. D. Parsons, "Intersection graphs for families of balls in $R\sp n$."*European J. Combin.***9**(5), pp. 501-505, (1988).

## References

- Godsil, C. D. (1993).
*Algebraic combinatorics*. Chapman and Hall Mathematics Series. New York: Chapman and Hall. pp. xvi+362. ISBN 0-412-04131-6. MR 1220704. - Godsil, Chris;
Royle, Gordon (2004).
*Algebraic graph theory*. New York: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-95241-1. MR 1829620.