Monday, March 21, 2011

One of the world’s most accomplished mathematicians coming to campus

When László Lovász, Ph.D., -- considered one of the world’s most accomplished mathematicians -- speaks at UC San Diego on April 5, about 300 high school students, many from underrepresented areas of the county, will be part of the audience. 

It was as a high school student in Hungary that Lovász became interested in a career in mathematics. He attended a class given by celebrated mathematician Paul Erdős, and was captivated by the possibilities. “It was the meeting with Dr. Erdős that developed my mathematical talent even further,” he recalls.

The presentation, part of the 10th Annual Kyoto Prize Symposium, will be followed by a question and answer session, and an opportunity for the students and other attendees to meet the renowned mathematician. 

Read more on the Jacobs School news site.