26. March 2021

László Lovász was awarded the Abel Prize László Lovász was awarded the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2021 to Prof. Dr. László Lovász from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and Avi Wigderson from the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics. Lovász is an honorary professor and a valued colleague at the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics.

Prof. Dr. László Lovász (left)
Prof. Dr. László Lovász (left) - and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Korte on the occasion of the award of the honorary professorship in 1984. © Arithmeum
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"On behalf of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, I warmly congratulate Professor László Lovász on this outstanding award," says the Rector of the University of Bonn Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch. The Abel Prize was established in 2002 on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Niels Henrik Abel, a Norwegian mathematician, as a sort of "mathematical Nobel Prize". The prize amount is 7,5 million Norwegian kroner (750.000 Euro).
 
Lovász is a mathematics professor at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Since 1984 he is also an honorary professor at the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics at the University of Bonn and a member of the institute’s scientific board of directors. "We are delighted that László Lovász was honored with this high-caliber prize and wholeheartedly congratulate him," says Prof. Dr. Bernhard Korte, director of the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics.
 
For more than ten years, Prof. Lovász and Prof. Korte worked together on a research project „Algorithmische Prinzipien der Kombinatorischen Optimierung“ (Algorithmic Principles of Combinatorial Optimization), a project supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Within the scope of this project, dozens of joint scientific papers and a monograph have been published.
 
The laureate was a visiting professor in Bonn for more than two years. He has also done numerous shorter research stays at our university. His students and colleagues from the Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy were often guests at the research institute in Bonn.
 
In 2008, László Lovász together with Prof. Dr. Jens Vygen and Prof. Dr. William Cook hosted an international conference on the occasion of Bernhard Korte’s 70th birthday. From 2014 to 2020, Lovász was the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and from 2007 till 2010 he was president of the International Mathematical Union.
Prof. Dr. László Lovász (left) and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Korte (right)
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