In conjunction with the opening of our new exhibit entitled American Hungarian Contributions to Science, Mathematics and Business, members and guests of the Museum enjoyed a truly informative lecture by Mr. Zsolt Dömötörffy, who is himself a mathematician, and who was able to share with his audience many aspects of the world of numbers, symbols and formulas. In particular, he focused on three Hungarians who made a tremendous impact on mathematics: the 19th century mathematician János Bolyai, and then the Hungarian American John von Neumann and of course, Paul Erdős, the focus of the presentation. Mr. Dömötörffy’s humorous style, numerous well-researched anecdotes, and wide knowledge of his subject matter proved to be a wonderful combination of facts and personal insight. He was able to engage his audience in conversation, and the comments and questions continued one-on-one even after his presentation.
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