** "The Contributions of Peter L.
Hammer to Algorithmic Graph Theory**"

Martin Charles Golumbic
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Abstract

Peter L. Hammer authored or
co-authored more than 240 research papers

during his professional career. Of these,
about 20% are in graph theory

-- alone
about equal to the whole career of most people! Together with

colleagues, his work includes introducing the
families of threshold graphs

and split graphs, the graph parameters
such as the Dilworth number and the

splittance of a graph, and the operation
called struction, to compute the

stability number of a graph.

In this talk, I will survey some of
the fundamental contributions of Peter

L. Hammer in graph theory and
algorithms, and how they have lead to the

development of new research areas.