Source: mta.hu / László Mudra

Source: mta.hu / László Mudra

Congratulations to László Lovász for being awarded with the Abel Prize, one of the highest honors in the field of mathematics, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for mathematicians. László Lovász is the 3rd Hungarian to have won the prize.

László Lovász (born March 9, 1948, Budapest) was awarded numerous prizes, among others the Wolf Prize (1999), the Knuth Prize (1999), the Gödel Prize (2001), the Corvin Chain Award (2001), the Bolyai Prize (2007) and the Széchenyi Grand Prize (2008) and led the International Mathematical Union. He is a world-famous researcher in computer science.

Between 2006 and 2011 he was the director of the Institute of Mathematics of Eötvös Loránd University and between 2014 and 2020, he was the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

He received the prize “for his foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and his leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics”.