Paul Erdos Paul Erdos. NYTimes - Tues, Sept. 24, 1996. Paul Erdos, 83, a WayfarerAt Math's Pinnacle, Is Dead. By GINA KOLATA Paul Erdos, a http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~ddd/erdos.html
Extractions: By GINA KOLATA Paul Erdos, a legendary mathematician who was so devoted to his subject that he lived as a mathematical pilgrim with no home and no job, died on Friday in Warsaw. He was 83. The cause of death was a heart attack, according to an E-mail message sent out this weekend by Dr. Miki Simonovits, a mathematician at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, who was a close friend. Dr. Erdos (pronounced AIR-dosh) was attending a mathematics meeting in Warsaw when he died, Dr. Simonovits reported. Never, mathematicians say, has there been an individual like Paul Erdos. He was one of the century's greatest mathematicians, who posed and solved thorny problems in number theory and other other areas and founded the field of discrete mathematics, which is the foundation of computer science. He was also one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, with more then 1,500 papers to his name. And, his friends say, he also was one of the most unusual. Dr. Erdos, "is on the short list for our century," said Dr. Joel H. Spencer, a mathematician at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
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Extractions: Paul Erdos Paul Erdos, one of this century' greatest mathematicians, was born in Budapest on March 26, 1913. His parents were high school mathematics teachers who encouraged Erdos to develop his interest in math from earliest childhood. When he was three years old, Erdos entertained dinner guests by multiplying three digit numbers in his head; in the same year, he discovered negative numbers. To amuse himself, Erdos solved self-invented problems such as how long it would take a train to travel to the sun. After being home schooled by his mother and German governess, he attended the University of Budapest and received a doctorate in mathematics. His first significant contribution to mathematics was a proof in number theory. Erdos discovered a less complex proof for the theorem which states '' each number greater than 1, there is always one prime number between it and its double'' (The Times). After his first paper was published, Erdos' life became simpler. He began to travel, often spending no more than a day or two in one place. He lived out of his suitcase and stayed with friends. His fame spread as he continued to publish more papers alone as well as with collaborators who scrambled to decrease their '' number.'' One' number symbolized how closely one had worked with Erdos: someone who had worked personally with Erdos had an Erdos number of one; an Erdos number of two was a person who had worked with someone else who had worked with Erdos, and so on down the line. By the time of his death, Erdos had published over 1500 papers and it is expected that at least 50 more will be published that have his name on them (The New York Times).
Paul Erdos Paul Erdos. Paul Erdos died on September 20, 1996, in Warsaw. According to thedoctors, Paul Erdos had two heart attacks, and the second one killed him. http://www.ime.usp.br/~yoshi/erdos.html
Extractions: Paul Erdos died on September 20, 1996, in Warsaw. He was 83. According to the doctors, Paul Erdos had two heart attacks, and the second one killed him. Early Friday morning he felt heart problems. He was carried to a hospital, where he died in the afternoon. What The London Times , and what The New York Times writes. Page downloaded from the Hungarian Academy page
Paul Erdos Paul Erdos. A very famous mathematician. TheManWhoLovedOnlyNumbers? (ISBN0786884061 ) is a book about this guy. He has the ErdosNumber 0. http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PaulErdos
Paul Erdös - Wikipedia Other languages Deutsch. Paul Erdös. (Redirected from Paul Erdos).Paul Erdös (19131996) was an immensely prolific mathematician http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Erdos
Extractions: Main Page Recent changes Edit this page Older versions Special pages Set my user preferences My watchlist Recently updated pages Upload image files Image list Registered users Site statistics Random article Orphaned articles Orphaned images Popular articles Most wanted articles Short articles Long articles Newly created articles Interlanguage links All pages by title Blocked IP addresses Maintenance page External book sources Printable version Talk Other languages: Deutsch (Redirected from Paul Erdos ) was an immensely prolific mathematician who, with hundreds of collaborators, worked on problems in combinatorics graph theory , and number theory "Erd-ish" ) was born in Budapest, Hungary into a non-practicing Jewish family. The Budapest Jewish community of that day produced at least four remarkable thinkers besides Erdos: Eugene Wigner , the physicist and engineer; Edward Teller , the physicist and politico; Leo Szilard , the chemist, physicist and politico; and John von Neumann , the mathematician and Renaissance man. Russian , having won a national examination. In
Erdos PAUL ERDÖS a tribute, For information about an interesting book about hiscareer, click here.. Paul Erdös was his name; and math was his game. http://www.trottermath.com/erdos.html
Extractions: a tribute [Note: The story below was excerpted from an article that appeared in the Chicago Tribune, "Erdös left a whole world of survivors", written by Charles Krauthammer in the Fall of 1996. For a more lengthy account of his life, click here . For information about an interesting book about his career, click here Paul Erdös was his name; and math was his game. His only game, in fact. Unlike most of us, mathematician or not, "he had no home, no family, no possessions, no address.... [He] traveled with two suitcases, each half-full. One had a few clothes, the other, mathematical papers. He owned nothing else. Nothing. His friends took care of the affairs of everyday life for him-checkbook, tax returns, food. He did numbers." Born in Hungary in 1913, he lost his two sisters from scarlet fever. Later much of the rest of his Jewish family was lost to the Hitler regime in the 30s. Erdös himself never married, hence when he passed away, the newspaper obituary ended with these sad words: "He leaves no immediate survivors." But as the columnist points out, that really wasn't completely true. Erdös had many "survivors" in the many people whose lives he influenced with his work. "He went from math conference to math conference, from university to university, knocking on the doors of mathematicians throughout the world, declaring My brain is open' and moving in." He worked with many mathematicians, collaborating with them to produce hundreds of math articles. He gave generously of his vast knowledge to help others with difficult topics.
About "Paul Erdos" Paul Erdos. Library Home Full Table of Contents Suggest a Link LibraryHelp Visit this site http//www.paulerdos.com/. Author Paul Hoffman. http://mathforum.org/library/view/60636.html
Heroes: Paul Erdos Paul Erdos CASSANDRA W., Alplaus, NY Who is a hero? Paul Erdos never learnedto tie his shoes, never drove a car or sliced his own piece of fruit. http://www.teenink.com/Past/1999/10666.html
Extractions: Who is a hero? A hero is an ideal, the pure expression of one's aspirations. The choice of a hero is subjective and illustrates a person's individuality. When questioned about their personal idols, a disconcertingly large number of people rush to name actors, sports stars, musicians and even superheroes. What fazes me is the extent of superficiality and consequent lack of identity that envelops these devotees. With all due respect, I find it hard to accept that a majority of Americans honestly aim to become Superman. Paul Erdos never learned to tie his shoes, never drove a car or sliced his own piece of fruit. Yet he was adulated by the top intellectuals of the world and figured pre-eminently into the legends of twentieth-century mathematics. Totally incapable of the mundane essentials of living, Erdos achieved the satisfaction that so many people seek. He listened to his anima and ignored the demands of collective society. This is the sort of hero whose life goes unrecognized. His genius exceeded renowned scholars and monopolized number theory. Erdos's mathematical omniscience awed his reputable colleagues. For the 83 years of his life, however, Americans ignored this man who reached their own dreams of personal nirvana. Only this year have his accomplishments been recorded and received their due veneration. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (by Paul Hoffman), was reviewed recently by the New York Times as a biography that opens doors on a world and characters that are often invisible. A new hero has emerged for those who, like me, are sickened by the lengthy roster of hallowed athletes and rock stars.
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Extractions: " A mathematical genius of the first order, Paul Erdös was totally obsessed with his subjecthe thought and wrote mathematics for nineteen hours a day until the day he died. He traveled constantly, living out of a plastic bag, and had no interest in food, sex, companionship, artall that is usually indispensable to a human life." Oliver Sacks The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth.
Extractions: At Field's Pinnacle, Dies at 83 By GINA KOLATA r. Paul Erdos, a legendary mathematician who was so devoted to his subject that he lived as a mathematical pilgrim with no home and no job, died Friday in Warsaw, Poland. He was 83. The cause of death was a heart attack, according to an E-mail message sent out this weekend by Dr. Miki Simonovits, a mathematician at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, who was a close friend. Erdos (pronounced AIR-dosh) was attending a mathematics meeting in Warsaw when he died, Simonovits reported. Never, mathematicians say, has there been an individual like Paul Erdos. He was one of the century's greatest mathematicians, who posed and solved thorny problems in number theory and other areas and founded the field of discrete mathematics, which is the foundation of computer science. He was also one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, with more than 1,500 papers to his name. And, his friends say, he was also one of the most unusual. Erdos, "is on the short list for our century," said Dr. Joel H. Spencer, a mathematician at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Extractions: Welcome to www.paulerdos.com, a Web site in memory of Paul Erdös, the most prolific (and arguably the most eccentric) mathematician of our time. Erdös "left" the world on September 23, 1996, at the age of 83. "Left" was Erdös's word for "died"; "died" was the word he reserved for someone who had stopped doing mathematics (see erdösisms for a dictionary of Erdös's special language). This site is maintained by Paul Hoffman, author of the book The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth The book is a work of oral history based on the recollections of Erdös, his numerous collaborators, and their spouses. People who knew Erdös or were inspired by him are invited to share their memories with viewers of this site. Paul Erdös was the least selfish person on the planet. He would want people to share stories about other mathematicians. So you are invited to send in those too.
Extractions: Budapest, July 4-11, 1999 The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and The Mathematical Institute of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences , organized a conference dedicated to the memory of that was held July 4 - 11, 1999, in Budapest Hungary . The topics of the conference included all basic fields that contributed to: Analysis (including Ergodic Theory), Combinatorics (including Combinatorial Algebra, Combinatorial Geometry and Theoretical Computer Science), Number Theory, Probability Theory, and SetTheory among others. This symposium was a satellite conference to the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science held 26 June - 1 July 1999, in Budapest, Hungary. List of participants text xls pdf If your e-mail or other data has changed please let us know so we could update the list! The Proceedings of the Conference have now been published by the Bolyai Society and
Extractions: I am not qualified to write a biography of Erdös, but some background seems necessary. There is an excellently written and accurate obituary of him by Gina Kolata in the Sept. 21, 1996 issue of the New York Times, beginning on page 1. An interview conducted in 1979 which reveals much of his personality appeared in the volume Mathematical People edited by D.J. Albers and G.L. Alexanderson (Birkhauser 1985). The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) sells two videos of Erdös, and Ronald Graham, a long time collaborator, has edited together with Jarik Nesetril two volumes on his mathematical work and life. (Both volumes have been published by Springer-Verlag and were available in January 1997. They include a detailed biographical article by Bella Bollobas.) Erdös was born in Budapest in 1913 of parents who were Jewish intellectuals. His brilliance was evident by the time he was three years old. For this reason, and perhaps because two older sisters died of scarlet fever shortly before he was born, his parents shielded him almost completely from the everyday problems of life. For example, he never had to tie his own shoelaces until he was 14 years old, and never buttered his own toast until he was 21 years old in Cambridge, England. In return for the freedom to concentrate almost exclusively on intellectual pursuits, he paid the price of not learning the social skills that are expected of all of us and usually acquired in childhood.
Extractions: Ivars Peterson's MathLand October 7, 1996 Paul Erdos died of a heart attack on Sept. 20 at the age of 83. Considered by many as one of the great mathematicians of this century and certainly one of the most prolific ever, he will be missed. For more than 50 years, Erdos wandered the globe visiting mathematicians, attending meetings, teaching, and lecturing. He had become the center of an enormous web of collaboration (see Groups, Graphs, and Paul Erdos "One never knew where Erdos was, not even the country," Richard Bellman wrote in Eye of the Hurricane . "However, one could be sure that during the year ... Erdos was everywhere. He was the nearest thing to an ergodic particle that a human being could be." At his death, Erdos had more than 1,500 published papers to his credit. He was active to the last days of his life. At least 50 papers on which he is listed as a coauthor are yet to appear, representing the results of various recent collaborative efforts. Erdos was the supreme problem poser and problem solver of modern times. His interests were mainly in number theory and combinatorics, though they ranged into topology and other areas of mathematics. He was fascinated by relationships among numbers, and numbers served as the raw materials for many of his conjectures, questions, and proofs.
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Extractions: Paul was not much over a year old when World War I broke out. Paul's father Lajos was captured by the Russian army as it attacked the Austro-Hungarian troops. He spent six years in captivity in Siberia. As soon as Lajos was captured, with Paul's mother Anna teaching during the day, a German governess was employed to look after Paul. Anna, excessively protective after the loss of her two daughters, kept Paul away from school for much of his early years and a tutor was provided to teach him at home. The year 1920 was not all bad for Paul, for his father Lajos returned home from Siberia. He had learnt English to pass the long hours in captivity but, having no English teacher, did not know how to pronounce the words. He now set about teaching Paul to speak English, but the strange English accent which this gave Paul remained one of his characteristics throughout his life. Hardy in Cambridge in 1934 and Ulam , also in Cambridge, in 1935. His friendship with