Graham, Ronald Lewis (1935–)

Ronald Graham

Ronald Graham is an American mathematician and leading combinatorialist after whom Graham's number is named. Graham is also one of the country's best jugglers and former president of the International Juggler's Association. In his youth, he and two friends were professional trampolinists who performed with a circus as the Bouncing Baers. His office ceiling is covered with a large net that he can lower and attach to his waist so that when practicing juggling with six or seven balls, any that are dropped will roll back to him. Graham is a professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the University of California at San Diego.