Centenary of Paul Erdős

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Paul Erdős was born 100 years ago today.

picture of paul erdös at student seminar in Bu...

picture of paul erdös at student seminar in Budapest (fall 1992) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the most prolific mathematician of all time I am rather disappointed he hasn’t been deemed worth a “Google doodle“.

Erdős was victimised in the McCarthy era in the US and certainly seems to have had a warm relationship with the Hungarian Communist authorities (though there is nothing to suggest he was a spy), though eventually boycotted the country over its treatment of Israeli citizens.

To see some of his work have a look at the Erdős-Straus conjecture.

3 thoughts on “Centenary of Paul Erdős

  1. Many thanks for pointing that out. The Man who Loved Only Numbers was a thrilling read . It did not include anything about Mccartthy as far as I remember though.

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