• Born date: 1897-12-22
  • Born in: Austrian Empire
  • Death date: 1970-09-22
  • Death in: Czechoslovakia
Vojtech Jarnik

Vojtěch Jarník (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvojcɛx ˈjarɲiːk]; 1897 – 1970) was a Czech mathematician.His main area of work was in number theory and mathematical analysis; he proved a number of results on lattice point problems. He also developed the graph theory algorithm known as Prim's algorithm.The Vojtěch Jarník International Mathematical Competition, held each year in Ostrava, is named in his honor.