Paul Erdős

1913 - 1996

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Erdős posed and solved problems in number theory and other areas and founded the field of discrete mathematics.
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List of References (18 books/articles)

Some Quotations (11)

A Poster of Paul Erdős

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Pál Erdős's student years
  2. Hardy and Veblen on Erdős
  3. Obituary: The Times
  4. Obituary: The New York Times

Honours awarded to Paul Erdős
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AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory1951
AMS Cole Prize for number theory1951
BMC plenary speaker1957
LMS Honorary Member1973
Speaker at International Congress1983
Wolf Prize1983/4
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Washington Post (Obituary)
  4. Oakland (The Erdős Number Web site)
  5. Bellevue College USA
  1. AMS [registration required]
  2. MAA (Obituary in Mathland)
  3. Paul Hoffman
  4. Zala Films (The film "N is a Number")
  5. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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