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Paul Erdős
Paul Erdős at a student seminar in Budapest (Fall 1992)
Born26 Mairch 1913(1913-03-26)
Budapest, Austrick-Hungary
Dee'd20 September 1996(1996-09-20) (aged 83)
Warsaw, Poland
Unitit Kinrick
Unitit States
Alma materEötvös Loránd Varsity
Kent fora verra lairge nummer o results an conjecturs (mair nor 1,500 airticles) an a verra lairge nummer o coauthors (mair nor 500)
AwairdsWolf Prize (1983/84)
AMS Cole Prize (1951)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVictoria Varsity o Manchester
Princeton Varsity
Purdue Varsity
Varsity o Notre Dame
Ebreu Varsity o Jerusalem
Technion – Israel Institute o Technology
Doctoral advisorLipót Fejér
Doctoral studentsJoseph Kruskal
George B. Purdy
Alexander Soifer
Béla Bollobás[1]

Paul Erdős (Hungarian: Erdős Pál [ˈɛrdøːʃ ˈpaːl]; 26 Mairch 1913 – 20 September 1996) wis a renouned Hungarian mathematician. He wis ane o the maist prolific mathematicians an producers o mathematical conjecturs[2] o the 20t century.[3] He wis kent baith for his social practice o mathematics (he engaged mair nor 500 collaborators) an for his eccentric lifestyle (Time magazine cried him The Oddball's Oddball).[4] He devotit his wakin oors tae mathematics, even intae his later years—indeed, his daith cam anerly oors efter he solved a geometry problem at a conference in Warsaw.

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  1. "Mathematics Genealogy Project". Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-sum-product-problem-shows-how-addition-and-multiplication-constrain-each-other-20190206
  3. Paul Hoffman (8 Julie 2013). "Paul Erdős". "Encyclopædia Britannica.
  4. Michael D. Lemonick (29 Mairch 1999). "Paul Erdos: The Oddball's Oddball". Time Magazine. Archived frae the original on 19 Januar 2011. Retrieved 28 Julie 2019.