MathOverflow is a question and answer site for professional mathematicians. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Fan Chung and Ron Graham's book Erdos on Graphs: His Legacy of Unsolved Problems (A. K. Peters, 1998) collects together all of Erdos's open problems in graph theory that they could find into a single volume, complete with bounties where applicable. Of course Erdos posed many other open problems in combinatorics and number theory that do not appear in this book. I once heard a rumor that some people were working on a project to publish a similar but more comprehensive book or series of books, covering all of Erdos's open problems, but I don't know if the rumor is true. Does such a compilation exist? If not, is there anything else like this besides Chung and Graham's book?

share|cite|improve this question
I've added the "Erdos" tag. – Ian Morris Jun 11 '10 at 13:24
"I see no inconsistency, ergo it exists", said Jon Mathematically. – Jon Awbrey Jun 14 '10 at 17:45
old usenet sci.math post jul 11 1992 by greg kuperberg archived by rusin: – vzn Mar 18 '13 at 15:28
up vote 14 down vote accepted

I would be most impressed if there existed such a list! The closest thing I've found is this long list of references to papers Erdős published containing problems. I don't know if it is comprehensive, and it has some overlap with the content of Chung and Graham's book, but it at least contains the names of the Erdős papers cited in Guy's Unsolved Problems in Number Theory.

share|cite|improve this answer
Very nice! I was not aware of this bibliography. Thank you. – Timothy Chow Jun 10 '10 at 18:20

Although not an answer to the original question, but let me mention that Erdos' papers up to 1989 are available here.

share|cite|improve this answer

This is not a direct answer to your (good!) question, but Research Problems in Discrete Geometry by Brass, Moser, and Pach (Springer 2005) cites Erdos more than 100 times.

share|cite|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.