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László Lovász

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László Lovász
László Lovász speaking in 2007 at the EPFL
Lovász László

(1948-03-09) March 9, 1948 (age 76)
CitizenshipHungarian, American
Alma materEötvös Loránd University
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
AwardsAbel Prize (2021)
Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences (2010)
John von Neumann Theory Prize (2006)
Gödel Prize (2001)
Knuth Prize (1999)
Wolf Prize (1999)
Fulkerson Prize (1982)
Pólya Prize (SIAM) (1979)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, Computer Science
InstitutionsEötvös Loránd University
Microsoft Research Center
Yale University
University of Szeged
Doctoral advisorTibor Gallai
Doctoral studentsAndrás Frank
Tamás Szőnyi
Van Vu

László Lovász (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlaːsloː ˈlovaːs]; born March 9, 1948) is a Hungarian-American mathematician. He is the professor emeritus at Eötvös Loránd University. He is best known for his work in combinatorics, for which he was awarded the Abel Prize in 2021.[1][2][3]

He was the president of the International Mathematical Union from 2007 to 2010 and the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2014 to 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chang, Kenneth (March 17, 2021). "2 Win Abel Prize for Work That Bridged Math and Computer Science". The New York Times. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  2. Hartnett, Kevin (March 17, 2021). "Pioneers Linking Math and Computer Science Win the Abel Prize". Quanta Magazine. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  3. Castelvecchi, Davide (17 March 2021). "Abel Prize celebrates union of mathematics and computer science". Nature. doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00694-9.